Andreas Mand

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Andreas Mand (born December 14, 1959 in Duisburg ) is a German contemporary literature writer , playwright and singer.


Andreas Mand was born the son of a pastor. He attended the Fichte-Gymnasium Krefeld , then studied media sciences at the University of Osnabrück and graduated with a master's degree . He then lived for a long time in Berlin and Minden .


Andreas Mand published his first book “Haut ab. A school essay ”. His later works are mostly novels, with the generic name always being interpreted loosely. The (anti) hero of the debut, Paul Schade, is also the focus of other books, in order of the storyline for example: "Kleinstadthelden" (1996), "Das Rote Schiff" (1994), "Paul und die Beatmaschine" (2006) and "Father Child" (2001).

The main characters of the unfinished series are teenagers and young adults. During the time of its creation, Mand still belonged to this age group and later avoided any educational note.

Most of Mands' novels were published by independent publishers. Details of the adventurous history of the publication can partly be found in them. Mand became known with his childhood novel “Grover's Invention” (1990), later expanded to include “Grover am See” (1992). “The Confectioner's Dream” (1992) is a nonetheless novel-like study of a reciter, assembled from historical source material. "Inner Unrest" (1984), "Peng. Filmerzzählung ”(1994) and“ Bad Night History ”(2005) are experimental books.

From 1984 to 1989 he interpreted his own lyrics as a singer in his band and in 2007 published a demo CD with pop music under the title Eine kleine Feile , which today would be considered part of the Hamburg school .



Short stories and essays


  • A small file. Demos 1984–1989 . (Text and vocals: Andreas Mand) MaroVerlag, Augsburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-87512-906-9 .
  • Siebenkäs songs , based on the novel Siebenkäs by the German writer Jean Paul , demo version, 1998, 2 MC




  • Christian Schultz-Gerstein, Screaming feelings in a soundproof room, in: Der Spiegel, 30/1982.
  • Willi Winkler, The beautiful feeling, in: Der Spiegel, 34/1990.
  • Helmut Schödel, dreams are for realists, in: Die Zeit, May 8, 1992.
  • Helmut Schödel, Germany black bird, in: Die Zeit, October 7, 1994
  • Thomas Groß, Schwarz im Kopf, in: taz, October 5, 1994.
  • Peter Laudenbach, bad luck later birth, in: Tagesspiegel, January 22, 1995.
  • Willi Winkler, slide evenings from the revolution, in: Der Spiegel, 21/1996.
  • Franz Rottensteiner, Shamelessly happy, not to say young, in: Der Standard, June 7, 1996.
  • Hubert Winkels, The reader muses and moans and is silent, in: Tages-Anzeiger, June 12, 1996.
  • Tilman Krause, So many detours to yourself, in: Tagesspiegel, April 14, 1996.
  • Thomas Groß, The Osnabrück Experience, in: taz, April 26, 1996.
  • Thomas Wirtz, There are still zebras in Duisburg, in: FAZ, December 29, 1998.
  • Kathrin Hillgruber, Ruhrpott Elegy in Moll, in: FR, March 2, 2002.
  • Moritz Basler, Der deutsche Poproman, Munich 2002.
  • Thomas Kraft, Lexicon of Contemporary Literature, Munich 2003.
  • Frank Schäfer, past artist, in: Rolling Stone, March 2006.
  • Wilhelm Genazino, Im Künstlerknast, in: Die Zeit, March 9, 2006.
  • Tilman Spreckelsen, The Buyability of Artists, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, April 9, 2006.
  • Andrej Klahn, Grover's inventor, in: K.West, 7–8 / 2006.
  • Tilman Spreckelsen, Chocolate for False Friends, in: FAZ, February 3, 2007.

Web links

“Easy, episodic, harmless. The great achievement of Andreas Mand in his Grover stories is that he manages to bring out the apparently long-forgotten world of the child that we used to be "

“The described situation of how to behave as a cyclist at a traffic light is also great, because from Grover's point of view it is of course not about traffic rules, because“ before the traffic light it is important that you stay in the air as long as possible. There are several methods of doing this, "of which he naturally forgets to do more than one."

“The literary diary, the daily life log, is an art form that is easy to use when writing. All the better if someone masters this profession "

“For Mand, the narrator is also a historian. He quotes from semi-official and private sources, he evaluates and comments, he reports on the past with the knowledge of history, with the knowledge of what happened next to mere family history in the German Reich, in the Third Reich. The historian / narrator's sources are also listed in an appendix. "

“Andreas Mand is the chronicler of a generation that always and happily talks about itself. But unlike his peers Reinhard Mohr or Matthias Politycki, who were also born in the mid or late 1950s, he never lamented the life paths of his own kind as the story of a generation that was marginalized; he did not claim any intellectual or other leadership claims and our own origins from the up-and-coming Federal Republic never sentimentally glorified "

  • Walter Filz, Podcast on Skin Off from the Short Teenage Stories 66 series - Literature with youthful heroes. of the SWR2

Individual evidence

  1. Short biography and reviews of works by Andreas Mand at, accessed on September 19, 2011
  2. CD Eine kleine Feile , accessed December 12, 2011.
  3. A small file on the website of the Westphalian Literature Office Unna , accessed on December 12, 2011
  4. The second garden at Rollingstone , accessed April 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Fairport Convention , accessed December 12, 2011.
  6. Andreas Mand is named as a contributor in the description: Frank Schäfer (Ed.): Rumba mit den Rumsäufer ( Memento from December 18, 2015 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on December 12, 2011
  7. Hyde Park Memories ( Memento April 6, 2012 in the Internet Archive ), accessed November 17, 2016
  8. Siebenkäs-Lieder on Helvetic Archives , (online catalog of the archive holdings of the Swiss National Library ), accessed on August 18, 2016.
  9. ^ Ingeborg Bachmann Prize - Nominated Authors 1996 in the Bachmann Prize archive of the ORF , accessed on October 10, 2016
  10. Scholarship holders of the artist village Schöppingen ( Memento from March 15, 2014 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on August 18, 2016.
  11. ^ Ruhr Information Service: Duisburger becomes town clerk in Minden , accessed on December 4, 2011.