Martin Kluger was born in 1948 in Berlin. He lives in Berlin and Montevideo. He has written for cinema (amongst other things "Rama Dama", "Felidae") and various TV films. In 1998 he has published his debut novel “Die Verscheuchte”, his novels “Abwesende Tiere” (2002), “Die Gehilfin” (2006) and "Der Vogel, der spazieren ging" (2008) as well as his collection of Stories “Der Koch, der nicht ganz richtig war” have been published by DuMont. 2008 he received the Bremer Literatur-Preis for his oeuvre and the Candide Prize.