Born 1968 in Schwerin.
Vocational education as locksmith/mechanic and male nurse. Studied medicine in Rostock from 1990-1992. Studied German and history at the FU Berlin from 1992-1996. Berlin Journalism School from 1996-1997.
Since 1997 freelance writer for Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Deutschlandfunk, among others.
1998 grant from the Berlin Senate and for Künstlerhaus Lukas in Ahrenshoop (Kulturfonds Foundation).