Vermes was born in Nuremberg in 1967 and attended the Helene-Lange-Gymnasium in Fürth . His father fled Hungary in 1956 after the popular uprising was put down . After graduating from high school, he studied history and politics in Erlangen . Since then he has worked as a journalist for tabloids such as the Münchner Abendzeitung or the Kölner Express as well as various magazines.
In 2012 he published his first novel under the title He is back . In the satire, he developed a scenario in which Adolf Hitler woke up in Berlin in 2011 and found new followers with appearances on various television shows. After being presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair , the novel rose to number one on the Spiegel bestseller list. The audio book read by Christoph Maria Herbst also achieved top spot. Since September 2012, Er ist da has been sold more than 1.4 million times (as of July 2015) and has been translated into 41 languages. In December 2013 it was announced that Vermes' bestseller would be filmed in a co-production by Constantin Film and Mythos Film. The film was released in October 2015 and was seen by 2.4 million viewers.
- 2012 LovelyBooks readers' award in the audio book category for He is back
- 2012: It's back , Eichborn Verlag, Cologne, ISBN 978-3-8479-0517-2 . ( No. 1 on the Spiegel bestseller list in 2012 and 2013 )
- 2015: he's back. Extended study edition. Eichborn Verlag, Cologne, 560 pages, ISBN 978-3-8479-0599-8 .
- 2018: The hungry and the satiated , Eichborn Verlag, Cologne, ISBN 978-3-8479-0660-5 .
- Audio books
- 2012: He is back , Lübbe Audio Cologne, 6 CDs 411 min., Read by Christoph Maria Herbst , ISBN 978-3-7857-4741-4
- 2018: The hungry and the satiated , Lübbe Audio Cologne, read by Christoph Maria Herbst , ISBN 978-3785758007
- 2010: Munich for lovers, Societäts-Verlag, Frankfurt, ISBN 978-3-7973-1189-4
- Technical article
- 2009: Learning from the monkey (PDF; 504.01 kB) , acquisa 07/2009
- Literature by and about Timur Vermes in the catalog of the German National Library
- Short biography and reviews of works by Timur Vermes at perlentaucher.de
- Timur Vermes in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Brief CV at the publishing house Bastei Lübbe
- Hitler in the novel - Timur Vermes' debut with "He is back" , In: WAZ, October 15, 2012
- Timur Vermes' Hitler satire is filmed Interview in Focus Online, March 14, 2013
- Archived copy ( Memento from January 9, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
- Timur Vermes' million seller He is back will be filmed in 2014 , buchmarkt.de
- Constantin Film and Mythos Film film Timur Vermes' bestselling satire ER IS AGAIN . APA notification dated December 3, 2013, accessed February 19, 2014.
- Everything should remain authentic. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , accessed on September 5, 2018 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German journalist and book author|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1967|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Nuremberg|