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Nero Campanella


September, October 2021

Ministerium für Bildung und Kultur Saarland

Nero Campanella was born in Saarbrücken in 1977 and grew up in Saarland. He completed his studies of literature and musicology in Cologne with a master's degree. After publishing numerous literary and non-fiction texts (columns in the Berliner Zeitung, a travel guide, poetry in Frank Zumbach's Balladenbuch, Der Exot, and others), he has been working since 2016 on the multi-volume cycle of novels Fuga Mundi, which centers on the autofictional character Nero Campanella. Based on a series of novels and paratexts of different genres, the disappearance of the Western world is narrated. During his stay at Schloss Wiepersdorf, Nero Campanella will continue working on the first part of the series, Saturnische Nacht.