Helmut Krausser is a novelist, poet, diarist, dramaturge, composer, and screenwriter. He was born in 1964 in Esslingen. He now lives in Berlin. At various times he has worked as a night watchman, newspaper canvasser, opera extra, vocalist in a rock ‘n‘ roll band, and journalist. He has a degree in Roman archaeology. His novels Der große Bagarozy (The Great Bagarozy) and Fette Welt (Fat World) have been adapted for the screen starring Jürgen Vogel. He is also the author of UC (2003) Die wilden Hunde von Pompeji (The Wild Dogs of Pompeii, 2004) and “Strom” (Stream, 2004).