Born in Zurich in 1948, Martin Suter is an author, columnist and screenwriter. For 15 years, he wrote the weekly “Business Class” column for the newspaper Weltwoche and then for the Tamedia magazine and wrote stories featuring Geri Weibel for NZZ-Folio. His numerous novels have won various prizes, including the German Crime Fiction Award in 2003 for A Perfect Friend. His first novel Small World (1997) was adapted to film in 2010 by the French director Bruno Chiche with Gérard Depardieu and Alexandra Maria Lara in the leading roles. His most recent book is Allmen and the Erotic Figurines.