Rüdiger Görner born in 1957 in Rottweil, is Professor of Modern German Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. He is also Founding Director of the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations. Previous Books of his published by Zsolnay: Rainer Maria Rilke. Im Herzwerk der Sprache (2004) and Georg Trakl. Dichter im Jahrzehnt der Extreme (2014).