Dr. Bernhard Kegel

Bernhard Kegel was the first FMS Writer in Residence at the HWK in 2013, when he began his research for both a novel and a work of non-fiction at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, an FMS partner. He holds a doctorate in biology and is the author of three popular science books and five novels, most recently Tier in der Stadt, about Berlin’s wild animals, and the mystery novel, Ein tiefer Fall, a story of deep sea microbiology and scientific misconduct. The recipient of numerous awards for his writing, including the Brandenburgischer Literaturpreis Umwelt, and the Inge und Werner Grüter-Preis für Wissenschaftspublizistik, Dr. Kegel is a founding member of the FMS Novelists Network.