was born in 1959 in Istanbul and moved to Germany when he was nine years old. His award-winning Felidae novels which star a cat as a murder investigator are hugey successful in Germany (several million copies sold) and have also proved popular abroad.
Previous works include:
Tršnen sind immer das Ende (Goldmann, 1981); Felidae (Goldmann ,1989); Der Rumpf (Goldmann, 1992); Francis. Felidae II (Goldmann, 1993); Yin (Goldmann, 1997); Cave Canem. Felidae III (Goldmann, 1999); Die DamalstŁr (Goldmann, 2001); Das Duell. Felidae IV (Eichborn, 2002); Salve Roma. Felidae V (Eichborn, 2004)
His books have been translated into a number of languages. Publishers include Fourth Estate (UK) and Editions du Seuil (France).
Translation rights available from:
Aufbau Media GmbH
Neue Promenade 6
10178 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 30 25 76 23 14
Contact: Carolina Lehmkuhl, Dorothee Lehlbach
Applications for assistance with translation costs - Germany
is one of three imprints that comprise the Hamburg-based independent publishing house, Europšische Verlagsanstalt (EVA). Founded in 1946 with a licence from the British military authorities, the group soon earned itself a reputation as one of the major publishers of books on Jewish issues and current affairs. The Rotbuch imprint focuses on contemporary literature and crime novels and its authors include Gore Vidal, Jeffery Deaver and Feridun Zaimoglu; Die Hanse publishes crime novels set in Hamburg; and EVA's non-fiction list comprises books on current affairs, social sciences and biographies of musicians and its authors include Michael Walzer, Jedediah Purdy, Anna Funder and Emine Sevgi ÷zdamar