Christian Kracht

Christian Kracht

Swiss writer and journalist
Date of Birth: 29.12.1966
Country: Switzerland

Biography of Christian Kracht

Christian Kracht is a Swiss writer and journalist. He was born in 1966 in Saanen, Switzerland. His father, Christian Kracht Sr., was a manager at the multimedia company 'Axel Springer'. Thanks to his father's position, Christian had the opportunity to receive an excellent education in private schools in Germany and the USA. He studied at Schule Schloss Salem in Baden, the Canadian school Lakefield College School in Ontario, and the American college Sarah Lawrence College in New York.

Christian Kracht

After completing his studies in 1989, Christian began working as a journalist for German magazines and newspapers. In the early 1990s, he became friends with writer Eckhart Nickel. With the financial means to travel extensively, Christian's trips often resulted in reports, sometimes from places like Nepal and Kathmandu.

Christian Kracht

In 1995, Christian published his first novel, 'Faserland', which was successful and translated into several languages, including Russian in 2001. While continuing his work as a journalist, he became a correspondent for 'Der Spiegel' in New Delhi, India, in 1997 and later worked in Bangkok, Thailand.

Christian Kracht

In 1999, Christian released his essay collection 'Der gelbe Bleistift' and published the anthology of pop-literature texts 'Mesopotamia'. His second novel, '1979', was published in 2001, and it was hailed as a swan song of pop literature. In 2008, he presented his novel 'Ich werde hier sein im Sonnenschein und im Schatte' to readers, and in 2007, he co-wrote and released the book 'Metan' with Ingo Niermann. His novel 'Imperium' was published in 2012.

Christian Kracht

Christian Kracht has authored four novels and several collections of stories and essays. His books have been translated into at least 15 languages worldwide. He is considered by many readers as a literary icon, although he is sometimes accused of snobbery. Despite this, Christian remains a beloved figure in the literary world.

Christian Kracht

Christian Kracht's life is characterized by constant travel. He has lived in America, where he studied feminist and Marxist theory, and has worked in Asia, South Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. In addition to writing books, Christian occasionally narrates and records audiobooks by other authors.

Christian Kracht and his wife, film director Frauke Finsterwalder, currently reside in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is listed as number 101 in the '500 most important intellectuals in Germany' list.

In one of his rare interviews, Christian said, "I believe good art is something that makes you smile, and then when you come home and think about it, it makes you burst into laughter."

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