I completed my medical degree in Germany and followed this up with a PhD in Molecular Cancer Biology at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne.
Having worked as a medical specialist in anatomical pathology for twenty-five years has given me an unique perspective to observe the people who live in the world of hospitals and laboratories.
Both current and ancient history fascinates me too. What happened in my native Germany (between 1933 and 1945) is something I am still trying to comprehend; and some of my short fiction reflects that.
I studied creative writing with the Australian Writers Centre and some of my work has been published this year in the Flashfiction Magazine and Across the Margin Journal. Microfiction stories will appear in the literary magazine The Centifictionist later in October/November 2021.
Together with my ever-patient editor I’m currently working on the third draft of a novel that is set in the world of mortuaries, drug trials, sexual harassment and human failure in modern medicine.
I live in Adelaide, South Australia, am married to Carolyn with three adult children and a not-so-clever cavoodle. I love classical guitar but unfortunately hitting the right note and staying with the beat prove to be an insurmountable challenge.