Magnus Vattrodt was born in 1972 in Karlsruhe and studied at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen. His first novel is »Managuaspiele« (engl. »Managua games«). – He lives in Cologne as a free scriptwriter since 2001. Most recently the thriller »Das verlorene Kind« (engl. »The lost child«) was on tv, at the series of »TATORT«, Germany 2006, direction: Jobst Oetzmann, script: Magnus Vattrodt and Jobst Christian Oetzmann. camera: Hanno Lentz, music: Dieter Schleip. With: Udo Wachtveitl, Miroslav Nemec, Michael Fitz, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey, Lena Stolze, Max Herbrechter, Sophie von Kessel, Ralph Misske.