"The sooner literary fiction recognises & accepts its generic identity, the sooner it can get help."
-M. John Harrison
Andrin Albrecht grew up loving books, and invented his first stories before he even knew how to write. At age 11, he wrote and subsequently self-published the fantasy novel "Das Auge der Macht" (whose influences were worn so openly it didn't even need a sleeve for it). Two other German novels followed, neither of which ever saw the light of day, before he gradually began switching to English as a writing language, and experimenting with other forms, genres and styles. He is still hopelessly fond of everything supernatural, but by now his list of influences includes Pynchon and Fitzgerald as well as Martin and Sapkowski.