Martin Kluger was born in Berlin in 1948 and still lives there today. After studying English and linguistics, he worked as a copywriter and a literary translator (his translations include works by Malcolm Lowry, Donald Barthelme, John Fowles, Iris Murdoch, and Aharon Appelfeld). He is the author of four novels and a collection of short stories, and also writes screenplays for film and television. In 2008 he was awarded the Bremen Literature Prize.
*Photo: Dieter Matthes.