Born in 1961 in Neumünster, Schleswig-Holstein, studied German and English literatures and philosophy at the universities of Munich and Canterbury. 1998 PhD on the early modern market of fiction. 1999-2002: Co-author of the report on Bertelsmann’s role as a publisher in Nazi Germany. 2006-2009: Lecturer at the faculty of English at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. Employed at Forschungszentrum Gotha (a subunit of the University of Erfurt). Book project on the history of the book market and the concept of literature.