Born 1950 in Viersen (Rhineland, Germany).
Novelist, essayist, translator of English and French fiction and non-fiction. Studied German language and literature, sociology and philosophy in Berlin, Paris, Cologne and Frankfurt. Lives in Frankfurt. - Among many other works he edited together with Elena Balzamo a large selection of texts from Olaus Magnus' Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus (1555) and his Carta marina (1539): Olaus Magnus, Die Wunder des Nordens, Frankfurt am Main 2006 (Die Andere Bibliothek, Bd. 261).