About Thor Kunkel
Thor Kunkel *1963 is currently writing at the top in the field of contemporary german writers. He has a critically acclaimed track record as an award-winning writer of innovative and impactful novels, crossing a wide range of genres. Kunkel exploded onto the scene in 2004 with his scandalized, but bestselling-novel Endstufe. The novel earned him the reputation of “being one of Germany’s hottest young novelists.” (THE GUARDIAN, 12. 2. 2004)
Born in Frankfurt/Main, Mr. Kunkel has known himself through the identity of “artist”for as long as he can remember - art in all forms comes as naturally to him as does breathing. Kunkel attended the Städel-Academy of Fine Arts and temporarily the San Francisco Art Institute, where he developed a taste for magic realism and post-conceptual art.
Though early in his life, he moved to London and after 5 years, he fell in love with the City of Amsterdam, where he spent almost his entire professional life as creative director and film-maker producing commercial work for McCann-Erickson and the Young & Rubicam Group, two of the world’s biggest agencies.
His first published novel The Blacklight-Terrarium (2000) did not only win him a prestigious literature-price but broke new ground for aspiring writers. The german public regards him as cult-figure, who hasn’t sold out to mainstream, but still continues to keep the originality of his thinking at the center of things.
These days Mr. Kunkel is engaged in writings scenarios for heavyweight directors like Oskar Röhler and audio-plays for Germany's comedy star Christoph Maria Herbst ("Eine abenteuerliche Geschichte", 2014).
He is an accociated director and scriptwriter of Syrreal Entertainment, Berlins hottest film production company.