Gunnar Decker was born in 1965. He is a graduate philosopher who lives and works in Berlin as a full-time writer. Editor of the journal Theater der Zeit, his most recent publications include Gottfried Benn. Genie und Barbar (2006), Franz Fühmann. Die Kunst des Scheiterns (2009) and Georg Heym. ‘Ich, ein zerrissenes Meer.’ (2011).