Born in 1961, Neumünster, Schleswig-Holstein, studied German and English literatures and philosophy at the universities of Munich and Canterbury. 1998 PhD on the early modern European market of fiction. 1999-2002: Coauthor of the report on Bertelsmann’s role as a publisher in Nazi Germany. 2006-2009: Lecturer at the faculty of English at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. Presently research grant at the Forschungszentrum Gotha on the 18th-century on the Illuminati Order. Book project on the history of the book market and the concept of literature.