Michael Kumpfmüller


Michael Kumpfmüller was born in 1961 in Munich. He studied history and German philology in Tübingen, Vienna and Berlin. In 1986 he moved to Berlin and worked first as a journalist for daily newspapers and radio. His literary debut came in 2000: the east-west novel Hampels Fluchten was widely discussed. In 2003, he published his second book with the title Durst [Thirst], which was based on a real criminal case. In 2008, he wrote the novel Nachricht an alle, for which he received the Alfred Döblin prize. His most recent work is Die Herrlichkeit des Lebens (2011).