Peter Voss was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1952. After graduating from high school, he studied German, American studies and philosophy in Frankfurt, tapped beer in student bars, was a roadie for various bands and a copywriter for an advertising agency. He was responsible for public relations and advertising for the opera and ballet of the Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt, co-founded an agency and ran it until 2014, after which he devoted himself to his family and writing. Peter Voss has two sons and three grandchildren and lives with his wife near Frankfurt. – »Wolfsstunden« is his literary debut, and I am delighted to have it in my programme.