Mark Terkessidis was born in 1966 and is a freelance author. He has written for publications such as taz, Tagesspiegel, Die Zeit and Süddeutsche Zeitung, has penned radio reports for Deutschlandfunk and presented on WDR radio. He wrote his PhD on the banality of racism and taught at the Universities of Cologne, Rotterdam and St. Gallen. His most recent publications were “Interkultur” (2010), “Kollaboration” (2015) and “Nach der Flucht” (2017). He lives in Berlin.