Book
English

Perfume : the story of a murderer

Patrick Süskind (author), John E. Woods (translator)
Title
Perfume : the story of a murderer
Author
Patrick Süskind
Translator
John E. Woods
Language
English, German
Original title
Das Parfum : die Geschichte eines Mörders
Edition
1
Publisher
London: Penguin, 2007
295 p.
ISBN
9780141198149 (paperback)

Other languages:

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 9 times in Flemish libraries

About Patrick Süskind

CC-BY-SA-3.0 - Image by Mons Maenalus (photo)

Patrick Süskind (German: [ˈpa.tʁɪk ˈzyːsˌkɪnt] (listen); born 26 March 1949) is a German writer and screenwriter, known best for his novel Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, first published in 1985.

Early life

Süskind was born in Ambach, Bavaria. His father was writer and journalist Wilhelm Emanuel Süskind, who worked for the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and is famous as the co-author of the well-known publication Aus dem Wörterbuch des Unmenschen (From the Dictionary of an Inhuman), a critical collection of essays concerning the language of the Nazi era. Patrick Süskind went to school in Holzhausen, a small Bavarian village. His mother worked as a sports trainer; his older brother Martin E. Süskind is also a journalist. Süs…Read more on Wikipedia