Axel Hacke, born in Braunschweig in 1956, lives as a writer in Munich. Famous is his column ? The best of all over the world?, which he has published every week for decades in the magazine of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. His books, for example ? The white Negro Wumbaba? Or? On decency in difficult times and how we treat each other? are bestsellers. His work has been awarded the Joseph Roth Prize, two Egon Erwin Kisch Prizes, the Theodor Wolff Prize and, most recently, the Ben Witter Prize 2019. In August 2019 appeared ? What we are there for. Walter Wemut's handouts for a successful life?.