ZDF Aspekte Award
Fat Man in the Sea
English sample translation (pdf)
Thrilling and cryptic tales by an author who knows how to involve the reader in breath-taking stories, which deal with nothing more than the sinister aspect of everyday life affording the reader a glimpse into the lives of ordinary characters - until the unexpected creates a whirlpool, where no-one emerges unscathed.
»What is so highly regarded in English literature by German readers can now be found in Spinnen's short stories: wit and intelligent entertainment.«
»A significant début.«
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
»With his début Spinnen proves to be a stroke of luck for German literature: His simple and precisely-told-stories open worlds which otherwise remain hidden.«