Burkhard Spinnen: Fat Man in the Sea

ZDF Aspekte Award

Burkhard Spinnen
Fat Man in the Sea



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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.«
Süddeutsche Zeitung

»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.«
Berner Zeitung

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