I love two things: writing and travelling. That's how I ended up in Istanbul. Originally I'm German, but I've also lived in Ireland and Denmark. Mostly I'm writing in German as it's the easiest being my mother tongue, but from time to time I also write in English. Other languages are rather seldom, despite the fact that I speak ten languages. Also I write a blog that contains non-fictional texts about Istanbul, and my life, but it's only in German. Nowadays I live together with my black tomcat "Bodrum" in my favourite city Istanbul. My favourite books and writers are: - Ulrich Plenzdorf: "Legende vom Glück ohne Ende" (Legend of the luck without any ending) - Hans Fallada: "Kleiner Mann - was nun?" ("Little man, what now?") - Buket Uzuner: "Istanbullu" - Orhan Pamuk - Sophie Kinsella: "Shopaholic" - Marian Keyes - Enid Blyton - Philip Pullman: "His dark materials" - J. R. R. Tolkien: "Herr der Ringe" ("The Lord of the Rings") - J. K. Rowling: "Harry Potter"