I have been provided with a personal office in the School of Modern Languages at St. Andrews University, Buchanan Building, Room No. 119, which makes me very proud to be not only a writer in residence but also a member of Academia. (Academia being the most cherished echo chamber of all my novels.) Ein persönliches … Read more Five


On my first day after arrival I am a guest in Tom Smith’s Master’s students’ seminar titled „Intermediality and Identity“. The students have been reading my novel „Musik“ and we have a rich two-hour conversation about and around it (me reading excerpts from a Jochen Bonz interview with me about Techno and House, printed in … Read more Three


Found this enigmatic picture (students in their scarlet gowns) in the internet on my first evening in the apartment, and posted it on Facebook the following morning (received 200 likes). Took my first walk to the ruined Abbey and Cathedral in the morning sun after having registered at the Human Resources department of St. Andrews … Read more Two


Sunday, October 28, 2018, late afternoon (turning into early evening). After a scenic car ride with Tom Smith who had picked me up at Edinburgh Airport I am opening the bedroom windows of my temporary apartment in St. Andrews, 43 South Street, for the first time. Magnificent north-side ocean view (over picturesque rooftops). There’s even … Read more One