born in 1967, studied German Literature, English Literature and History in Munich. He went to the University of East Anglia in Norwich in 1992, completing his PhD in 1997 supervised by W. G. Sebald on »Die Archive des Schweigens« (tr. The archives of silence) by Austrian author Gerhard Roth. Schütte is a Reader in German at Aston University in Birmingham. He regularly publishes articles and essays in academic journals and literary magazines on literature and popular music.