Christoph Poschenrieder was born near Boston, USA in 1964. He studied philosophy at the Munich School of Philosophy and journalism at Columbia University. He has worked as a journalist and author of film documentaries since 1993. Currently he is focused on literary work. His debut "Die Welt ist im Kopf", featuring a young Schopenhauer as protagonist, received rave reviews and international acclaim. He has published three novels. His most recent work, "Das Sandkorn", was on the longlist for the 2014 Deutscher Buchpreis. Christoph Poschenrieder lives with his wife in Munich.