Timur Vermes


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Nürnberg, Germany
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Vermes was born in Nuremberg in 1967. His father fled from Hungary after the suppression of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. After graduation, he studied history and politics in the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Since then he has been a journalist for tabloids such as the Munich Abendzeitung and the Cologne Express among other newspapers. In 2007 he started to ghostwrite books, including a book by a so-called crime scene cleaner entitled What's Left Of Death.

In 2012 he published his debut novel, Er ist wieder da. In the satire he wrote a scenario in which Adolf Hitler in wakes up in 2011 in Berlin and through various comedy television shows eventually re-enters politics. After presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the novel rose to
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Er ist wieder da

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Die Hungrigen und die Satten

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“What irritates me most of all about these morning people is their horribly good temper, as if they have been up for three hours and already conquered France.”
Timur Vermes, Er ist wieder da

“To begin with I thought we were driving around in circles until I realised that Herr Starbuck owned dozens of coffee houses.”
Timur Vermes, Look Who's Back

“We all know, of course, what to make of our newspapers. The deaf man writes down what the blind man has told him, the village idiot edits it, and their colleagues in the other press houses copy it. Each story is doused afresh with the same stagnant infusion of lies, so that the “splendid” brew can then be served up to a clueless Volk.”
Timur Vermes, Look Who's Back

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