Leander Steinkopf, born in 1985, has pursued miscellaneous studies and held academic appointments in Mannheim, Berlin, Sarajevo, and Munich. He has been a freelance journalist for the leading newspapers Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and Neue Zürcher Zeitung. His short stories and literary essays have been featured in Merkur and Sinn und Form, and his plays have been published by the Drei Masken Verlag.
His first novella, Stadt der Feen und Wünsche (City of Fairies and Desires) was published by Hanser Berlin in February 2018. He is also author of the popular science book Die andere Hälfte der Heilung (The other half of healing), based on his PhD thesis about the Placebo effect and doctor-patient communication. It was published by Mosaik (Random House) in November 2018.
Kein Schöner Land – Angriff der Acht auf die deutsche Gegenwart, a critique of contemporary German culture which he edited and co-authored, was published by C.H. Beck in 2019.
Leander Steinkopf lives in Munich. (2019)