Born 1971 in Dresden, Germany. He graduated in Czech studies and culture science from Humboldt University, Berlin, and Charles University, Prague. Since 2000 he has worked as free-lance translator from Czech and Slovak. His translations from Czech include books by Irena Dousková (Hrdý Budžes, 2006), Emil Hakl (O rodičích a dětech, 2010; Pravidla směšného chování, 2013), Stanislav Komárek (Černý domeček, 2010), Miloš Urban (Lord Mord, 2010) et al. He regularly collaborates with Czech Ministry of Culture (presentation of Czech authors at the Leipzig international book fair, translations for CzechLit). He lives in Berlin.