Patrick Suskind

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Birthday
26, 1949
Birthplace
Germany
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1949 (age 70)
Birthplace
Germany

About

A 20th and early 21st-century German fiction writer and playwright, he is best known for his 1985 novel, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. He also published a popular 2006 essay collection entitled On Love and Death.

Before Fame

He studied Medieval and Modern History at the University of Munich. In 1981, he published his breakthrough play, The Double Bass.

Trivia

He became known for his reclusive nature; he never granted interviews or allowed himself to be photographed.

Family Life

He was born in Ambach, Germany. His father, Wilhelm Emanuel Suskind, was a journalist.

Associated With

His novel, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, was adapted into a 2006 film starring Ben Whishaw.