Marc Elsberg


Elsberg Marc was born in 1967 in Vienna. He was a columnist for the Austrian newspaper Der Standard and strategy consultant and creative director in an advertising agency in Vienna and Hamburg. He lives and works in Vienna. Zero is his last novel.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

At a public reading I talk about my extensive research for my books. Whispers a distinguished older lady to my wife: “Is a husband who wants to know everything so accurately not just terrible?”

Crime favorites

Noir novel : actually it’s three of them (and they are french!) but at least on the German market you also get them in one book: The Marseille Trilogy, containing Total Cheops, Chourmo and Solea by Jean-Claude Izzo. If I had to choose from these three I’d probably settle for Solea (Though Izzo is not a writer from the classic age of “noir” as far as I know he is considered (and I also would put him there) in the tradition of noir or polar and neo polar respectively).

movie : Blade Runner, Ridley Scott.

Noir writer : Jean-Claude Izzo.