Born in 1971 in Essen, Marc Degens studied German literature and sociology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. From 2000 to 2012, he was the literary editor of the online cultural magazine satt.org. He runs the independent publishing house SuKuLTuR, for which he has edited 147 volumes of the series “Schöner Lesen.” More than 100,000 copies of these books have been sold from vending machines in Berlin alone.
His own writings include novels, short stories, essays, poems, and editorials. His latest novel, Fuckin Sushi, was published in 2015 by the Dumont Verlag (for an excerpt in No Man’s Land, see Issue 10, 2015). In 2014, he was awarded the Hugo-Ball-Literaturförderpreis. More information about Marc Degens can be found at http://marcdegens.tumblr.com.