Patrick Süskind (born 1949) is a German writer and screenwriter. He lives in Munich, and rarely grants interviews.
Patrick Süskind was born in Ambach am Starnberger See, near Munich in Germany. His father was writer and journalist Wilhelm Emanuel Süskind. He studied Medieval and Modern History at the University of Munich and in Aix-en-Provence from 1968-1974. In the 1980s he worked as a screenwriter, for "Kir Royal" and "Monaco Franze" among others.
Patrick Süskind's best known work is the internationally acclaimed bestseller Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (1985). He is also the author of a play, The Double Bass (1980), a novella, The Pigeon (1988), The Story of Mr. Sommer (1991), Three Stories and a Reflection (1996), and a collection of essays, On Love and Death (2006). For a number of seasons, The Double Bass was a leading piece on German stages.
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