born 1964 in Bremerhaven, lives in London. He studied sinology and German literature in Berlin. His radio plays have been broadcast by Radio Bremen and Ostdeutscher Rundfunk, which also awarded him its audio drama prize. Von Haaren has received numerous grants and was recently a guest at Künstlerhaus Edenkoben in Germany. He made his debut in 2010 with the anthology "Die Überlebten", followed by the publication of his highly praised novel "Brandhagen" in 2012. His second novel, "Blaues Reich. Winterstadt", was published by Residenz Verlag in 2020.