Hape Kerkeling, one of Europe’s most popular comedic entertainers,
is the winner of the Karl Valentin Prize for Humor, the Chatwin
Award for Best Travel Book of the Year, and numerous other
prizes. I'm Off, Then, his first book, has become a
bestselling sensation in Germany. He lives in Berlin.
Shelley Frisch’s award-winning translations from German include biographies of Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Einstein, Marlene Dietrich, Leni Riefenstahl, and Franz Kafka. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.