Thorsten Nesch


I was born 1968 in Solingen, Germany. I lived in Canada from 1998 to 2003 and now since 2014 for good. I am an Author (novel, movie, radio play, theater). A novel of mine was nominated Best German YA fiction debut and won the biannual Hans-im-Gluck-Award 2012. I received literary art grants by the German province North Rhine-Westphalia in 2010 and a writer's residency at H.A.L.D, Denmark 2012. I held creative writing workshops on middle schools, high schools, book fairs and twice on cruise ships. More than 1,500 live readings.

Smashwords Interview

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.
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Where to find Thorsten Nesch online


Heroes or Why Comets Don’t Crash in Idaho!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,230. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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. "Best first read. No knowledge of any literature required." "The most entertaining book about Creative Writing I read."

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