Wulf Dorn has created characters such as Jan Forstner, Mark Behrendt, Doro Beck, Simon Strode, Robert Winter and many others. His psychological suspense novels have become international bestsellers and won him numerous awards, including the French Prix Polar for Best International Novel.

Wulf began writing short stories at the age of twelve and had his first publication in a local paper at sixteen. In the following years his stories were published in newspapers, magazines and anthologies.

In October 2009, his debut thriller, TRIGGER, became an instant success; the enthralling story of psychiatrist Ellen Roth was translated into numerous languages and sold over a million copies around the globe. To date, Wulf's books have made it to the bestseller lists in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Turkey and Uruguay.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Wulf worked as a psychiatric therapist and clinical researcher. For twenty years he supported people with mental disorders in vocational rehabilitation and as a job coach.

Besides his writing, Wulf has translated texts by David Bowie, Mario Puzo, David Lynch, Francis Ford Coppola and Jack the Ripper into German.


Best YA Crime Novel

"21 - Dunkle Begleiter"

Hansjörg Martin - Award

Best Novel

"Die Nacht gehört den Wölfen"

Ulla Hahn UH!-Award

Best Novel


Prix Polar

Best International Author

"Nos désirs et nos peurs"

Lovelybooks Readers Award

Best Novel


ELLE France Readers Award

Best Novel

"L'Interpretation des Peurs"

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"The new master of psychological suspense"

ELLE France

"A born story-teller"

Andreas Eschbach

"The magician of the psychological thriller"

Oubliette Magazine

"A brilliantly talented writer"

La Stampa

"A guarantor for high suspense"

El Mundo

"Dorn brings your nightmares to life."

Paul Cleave

"The King of Evil"


"Hitchcock is back!"

Crimezone Netherlands

"Shockingly good entertainment"


"A master of the page turner"

La Repubblica