Zafer Şenocak was born in Turkey and later moved to Bavaria, Germany. He studied German literature, political science and philosophy at the University of Munich and is the author of numerous novels, essays, and collections of poems, including Atlas of a Tropical Germany: Essays on Politics and Culture, Door Languages, Perilous Kinship, and most recently, In deinen Worten.  He has lived in Berlin since 1990, with various spells abroad as writer-in-residence at universities in France, Canada and USA.  MacMillan Hall 115.