I was born 1968 in Solingen, Germany. I lived in Canada from 1998 to 2003. I am an Author (novel, movie, radio play). My novel Joyride Ost (engl. Joyride West) published at Rowohlt 2010 was nominated Best German YA fiction debut and won the biannual Hans-im-Gluck-Award 2012. I received a scholarship for literature by the German province North Rhine-Westphalia in 2010 and a writer's residency at H.A.L.D, Denmark 2012.
Why do you interview yourself?
Funny, I was just asking myself the same question. I guess I find myself pretty interesting and I do like to talk about myself a lot. My readings at schools, literary festivals and book fares involve the same amount of time me reading from one of my books and discussing, answering questions – like these. Since I'm currently living in Germany my next English reading will not take place for a while. So I figured one can get to know me the best this way.
Really … Where did you grow up?
As you probably know I grew up in Solingen, Germany. It is the blade capital of Germany. As kids my buddies and me played on piles of scissor-halfs – thrown away scissors that were never finished. The piles were as high as a house and you had to take care not cutting yourself climbing over them.
The Creative Writing book for young adults and beginners based on 5 years experience with workshops at schools and at the bookfairs in Frankfurt, Leipzig and Vienna.
Award winning author Thorsten Nesch shows the structure of a story and writes its Summary.
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