Ingo Schulze is a German writer born in resden in former East Germany. He studied classical philology at the niversity of Jena for five ears, and, until the German reunification, was an assistant director ( dramatic arts advisor) at the State Theatre in Altenburg 45 km south of Leipzig for two ears.
After oversleeping the events of the mornin of November 9 1989, Schultze started a newspaper with friends. He was encouraged to write. Schultze spent six months in St Petersburg which became the basis for his debut collection of short stories 33 Moments of Happiness ( 1995). He has lived in Leipzi since the mid 1990s.
chulze has won a number of awards for his fiction and tories, which have been translated into fourteen languages, among them into English by John E. Woods.