Max Bentow was born in 1966 in Berlin. He studied Acting and worked as an actor for several theatres. For his work as a playwright, he was awarded with numerous prizes and scholarships. The Feather Man is his first detective novel and the debut of a crime series about the Berlin police inspector Nils Trojan. More than 500.000 copies of the series have already been sold and the books have been translated into a number of languages. Max Bentow lives in Berlin.