Fabian Hischmann studied creative writing and cultural journalism in Hildesheim and at the German Literature Institute in Leipzig, and is now based in Berlin. He has worked as a dramaturg in theaters in Heidelberg and Freiburg. While his short stories have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, Am Ende schmeißen wir mit Gold (2014) is his debut novel. The coming-of-age story follows a neurotic twentysomething, Max, as he confronts the vagaries of his sexual orientation, pursuing both a man and a woman. At the same time, it explores questions of mourning, intergenerational discord, and the transformation of identity. It was nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize in 2014.
Please read an excerpt from Am Ende schmeißen wir mit Gold in a translation by Tim Mohr here.