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Name: Malte Herwig


Malte Herwig is a Journalist, Podcaster, and Historian. He is the author of numerous books, including the Spiegel bestseller The Woman who Says No (German, English), the biography of Peter Hanke, the 2019 Nobel Laureat in Literature, Meister der Dämmerung, and Der grosse Kalanag. In addition to his books, he has worked as a reporter for the German magazines stern, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Der Spiegel. He has written for various U.S. and British publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Observer.

Malte Herwig is the host und author of the award-winning podcast "Faking Hitler" (stern) and the limited series True Crime podcast "Jack. Gier frisst Schönheiten" (NDR). His latest book Austrian Psycho, based on this podcast, will be released in October 2023 by Austrian publisher Molden (in German).

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Author Photo: Christina Körte, Molden Verlag

Publications (in German) 
Françoise Gilot Die Frau, die Nein sagt. Ihr Leben mit und ohne Picasso (Diogenes, 2021)Der Grosse Kalanag. Wie Hitlers Zauberer die Vergangenheit verschwinden lieẞ und die Welt eroberte (Penguin, 2021), Meister der Dämmerung. Peter Handke. Eine Biographie (Pantheon, 2012, 2020), Die Flakhelfer. Eine gebrochene Generation (Pantheon, 2013)

Book Cover Images

Die Frau, die Nein sagt. Ihr Leben mit und ohne Picasso

Der Grosse Kalanag

Meister der Dämmerung. Peter Handke. Eine Biographie.

Die Flakhelfer. Eine gebrochene Generation

In Translation

EN: The Woman Who Says No: Françoise Gilot on Her Life With and Without Picasso (Greystone Books, 2020)

EN: Post-War Lies. Germany and Hitler's Long Shadow (Scribe, 2015)

NL: De laatste lichting. Hoe Hitlers jongste partijgenoten uitgroeiden tot de elite van het moderne Duitsland. (Balans 2014) 

Podcast Cover Art

Faking Hitler (stern)

Jack. Gier frisst Schönheiten (NDR)


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