Ingo Niermann

Together with Kracht, Blessing and Stuckrad-Barre, this Berlin and London-based author (born in 1969) has been regarded as a representative of the so-called new German pop literature or "New German Vague" since the mid 1990s. Prior to the release of his first novel "Der Effekt" (2001), he worked as a freelance journalist for the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" and "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung". In 2003, Suhrkamp published his next successful novel "Minusvisionen" which depicts the economic transformation and the resulting insolvencies in the East following the fall of the GDR from the point of view of a failed entrepreneur. Using this book as a model, Niermann would like to depict Peking's economic, political and public decision makers who are attempting to exercise their influence on the development of Peking.