The Kiel-born grew up as the son of a captain. »Die innere Gegend« (the inner region) was his noveldebut and tells the story of Hans Lilienthal and one »to an unimpressive small »Oktavheft« (journal), bound in blue wax paper. It looked like an exercise book or a notebook from the times of private housekeeping. Since it seamed to be the only intimate element in the bag, I wanted to make sure, if I could take posession of the deported thing with a clean conciousness. For example if the possesor had moved out a long time ago without taking care of his treasure.«