Thorsten Tornow

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Thorsten Tornow (* 1963 in Speyer ) is a German writer and translator. He writes detective novels and short stories and translates the American crime writer James Crumley into German.


Thorsten Tornow studied philosophy, linguistics and Japanese studies in Freiburg im Breisgau and Berlin . He has lived and worked in Japan as a university lecturer since 1997.

In 1997 Tornow took part in the competition for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in Klagenfurt .


Detective novels

  • 1997: Under countersink
  • 1997: Sills' undoing
  • 1999: Death of a Marc


  • 1997: Small fires

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