Tim Mohr is a New York-based translator,writer, and editor.
Mohr's narrative history of East German punk rock and the role the movement played in bringing down the Berlin Wall and in forming the culture of 21st century Berlin was published in German by Heynein March 2017 as Stirb nicht im Warteraum der Zukunft: Die ostdeutschen Punks und der Fall der Mauer and in English by Algonquin Books on 11 September 2018 as Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Vogue magazine said the book was "a joy in the way it brings back punk's fury and high stakes", while the Wall Street Journal wrote, "Mr. Mohr has written an important work of Cold War cultural history." Rolling Stone called Burning Down the Haus "a thrilling and essential social history that details the rebellious youth movement that helped change the world," and named it a book of the year. It was also listed as a book of the year by Rough Trade, NPR music staff, Longreads, Bookpage, Amazon, and the Chicago Public Library; the book was also long-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.
As a literary translator, he has translated the German novels Guantanamo, by Dorothea Dieckmann (published in the U.S. by Soft Skull and in the U.K. by Duckworth), Wetlands and Wrecked by Charlotte Roche (both published in the U.S. by Grove/Atlantic and in the U.K. by 4th Estate), Broken Glass Park,The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine,Just Call Me Superhero, Baba Dunja's Last Love, and My Grandmother's Braid by Alina Bronsky (all published worldwide by Europa Editions), Tiger Milk by Stefanie de Velasco, The Second Rider, by Alex Beer, and two novels by Wolfgang Herrndorf: Tschick , published in English as Why We Took the Car , and Sand.
Guantanamo was the recipient of the Three Percent award for best translation of 2007. The Hottest Dishes was named to Publishers Weekly 's Best Books of 2011 list and the Los Angeles Public Library's Best Books of 2011, and nominated for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin literary award. Tiger Milk was also long-listed for the IMPAC Dublin award.
A project Mohr was working on with Hunter S. Thompson at the time Thompson's death was published as the writer's final interview 's May 2005 issue and later included in the book Ancient Gonzo Wisdom, published by Da Capo.in Playboy
Mohr collaboratedwith original Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan on It's So Easy (and other lies), McKagan's memoir, published in October, 2011. The Los Angeles Public Library included It's So Easy on its list of the best books of the year, and the book was also named one of Amazon.com's "Best Books of 2011: Entertainment Section". Mohr also edited Gil Scott-Heron's posthumous memoir, The Last Holiday, which was published in January 2012.
In April 2014, KISS frontman Paul Stanley published Face the Music, a memoir he collaborated on with Mohr. The book peaked at number two on the New York Times Best Seller list.
In June, 2021, Nonbinary, the memoir by Genesis P-Orridge, which Mohr collaborated on during P-Orridge's final years of life, was published a year after the death of the industrial music icon and cultural provocateur.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge was an English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, performance artist, visual artist, and occultist who rose to notoriety as the founder of the COUM Transmissions artistic collective and lead vocalist of seminal industrial band Throbbing Gristle. P-Orridge was also a founding member of Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth occult group, and fronted the experimental pop rock band Psychic TV.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi is a Mauritanian citizen who was detained at Guantánamo Bay detention camp without charge from 2002 until his release on October 17, 2016.
German punk includes a body of music and a subculture that have evolved since punk rock became popular in Germany in the 1970s. Within the subculture of punk in Germany, a style of music called Deutschpunk was developed; this style of music has developed distinctly from hardcore punk, and includes lyrics in German as well as a fast tempo. In the punk scene in Germany, some bands play music in the Deutschpunk style, while other German punk bands pursue various other styles of punk music.
Die Rote Fahne was a German newspaper originally founded in 1876 by Socialist Worker's Party leader Wilhelm Hasselmann, and which has been since published on and off, at times underground, by German Socialists and Communists. Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg famously published it in 1918 as organ of the Spartacus League.
Enemy Combatant is a memoir by British Muslim, Moazzam Begg, co-written by Victoria Brittain, former Associate Foreign Editor for The Guardian, about Begg's detention by the government of the United States of America in Bagram Detention Facility and at Camp Echo, Guantanamo Bay and his life prior to that detention. It was published in Britain as Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim's Journey To Guantanamo and Back (ISBN 0-7432-8567-0), and in the US as Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Kandahar (ISBN 1-59558-136-7). In the US, the foreword was written by David Ignatius of The Washington Post.
Klaus Josef Stimeder, is an Austrian author and a journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. In Germany, Switzerland, and Austria he became known as a war reporter and as the founder and publisher of Datum magazine. In the US and Canada he is mostly known for his 2011 book Here is Berlin.
Jenny Erpenbeck is a German writer and opera director, recipient of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
Europa Editions is an independent trade publisher based in New York. The company was founded in 2005 by the owners of the Italian press Edizioni E/O and specializes in literary fiction, mysteries, and narrative non-fiction.
Kristine McKenna is an American journalist, critic and art curator best known for her interviews with artists, writers, thinkers, filmmakers and musicians. Many of these have been collected in Book of Changes (2001) and Talk to Her (2004). Among the people she has interviewed and written about most often over the years are Exene Cervenka, Leonard Cohen, David Lynch, Captain Beefheart, Brian Eno and Dan Hicks.
Alina Bronsky, is a Russian-born German writer. Her books have been published in more than 15 countries, including the US and Italy, in both print and audio formats. Her debut novel Scherbenpark (2008), or Broken Glass Park (2010), has received wide critical acclaim.
Eyn geystlich Gesangk Buchleyn, sometimes called First Wittenberg Hymnal and Chorgesangbuch, was the first German hymnal for choir, published in Wittenberg in 1524 by Johann Walter who collaborated with Martin Luther. It contains 32 sacred songs, including 24 by Luther, in settings by Walter for three to five parts with the melody in the tenor. Luther wrote a preface for the part books. The collection has been called the root of all Protestant song music.
Dorothea Dieckmann is a German writer.
Batschkapp is a rock and pop concert venue in Frankfurt am Main. It is located in the warehouse district of the neighborhood of Seckbach, on Gwinnerstraße.
Why We Took the Car is a youth novel by Wolfgang Herrndorf first published in German by Rowohlt Verlag in 2010. The English edition, translated by Tim Mohr, was published by Scholastic in 2014.
Wolfgang Herrndorf was a German author, painter, and illustrator.
"Ein Haus voll Glorie schauet" is a popular German Catholic hymn, frequently sung for the consecration of churches (Kirchweihe) and their anniversaries. Text and tune were created by Joseph Mohr in 1875. It was changed significantly for the version in the Catholic hymnal Gotteslob, with stanzas two to five written by "Hans W. Marx" in 1972. It has inspired musical settings for festive occasions such as the millennium of the Bamberg Cathedral.
Joseph Hermann Mohr was a German Catholic priest, a Jesuit, hymn writer, and hymnologist. He was a member of the Society of Jesus. When all its institutions were closed due to the Jesuits Law of 1872, he left Germany. He returned in 1882 and worked as a hymnologist.
Ariane Riecker is a German author and director of documentaries and reports. She is known for her documentary Mein Vater, der Türke in collaboration with Marcus Vetter.
Sven Simon is a German law professor and politician who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since 2019. He previously taught international and European law at Philipps University of Marburg. In the 2019 European Parliament election he was the lead candidate for the Christian Democratic Union Hessen.
Silvio Meier (1965–1992) was an East German activist and squatter who was killed by neo-Nazis in Berlin on 21 November 1992. After moving to East Berlin in 1986, Meier became involved in oppositional politics with the Church from Below. His death has been commemorated with an annual memorial march and the renaming of a street in the Berlin district of Friedrichshain.