Picture: Gaby Gerster

Clemens Meyer was born in Halle an der Saale in 1977. His 2006 debut novel, As We Were Dreaming, was adapted into a film by Andreas Dresen in 2015.

For five years, Meyer worked intermittently on his second novel, Bricks and Mortar, which was awarded the Bremen Literature Prize, the English PEN Award, and was longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize.

The author lives in Leipzig.