Novelist and filmmaker. In 1995 he published the first hypertext-novel world-wide: Die Quotenmaschine, a detective story set in New York. In 2001, his acclaimed Berlin-novel Mitte was published, followed by a story about Johannesburg called Ponte City in 2002. In 2004, Ohler was writer-in-residence in Ramallah, and wrote his Ramallah-Blog. In 2008, he co-wrote Palermo Shooting, a film by Wim Wenders. In 2015, Ohler’s first non-fiction book Der totale Rausch appeared. It was translated as Blitzed - Drugs in Nazi Germany by Allen Lane (Penguin Randomhouse), and will be published in May 2017 in the US by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Der totale Rausch (in Spanish El Gran Delirio) is an international bestseller currently being translated into 20 languages.
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