Tim Mohr

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For the Australian footballer, see Tim Mohr (footballer).
Writers Klaus Stimeder (aka JM Stim) (left) and Tim Mohr (right) in Washington D.C. in October 2012 at a reading of JM Stims book

Tim Mohr is a New York-based translator,[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] writer,[11][12][13][14][15][16] and editor.[17]


He has translated the German novels Guantanamo, by Dorothea Dieckmann (published in the U.S. by Soft Skull and in the U.K. by Duckworth), Wetlands and Wrecked by Charlotte Roche (both published in the U.S. by Grove/Atlantic and in the U.K. by 4th Estate), Broken Glass Park, The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine,[18] Just Call Me Superhero, and Baba Dunja's Last Love by Alina Bronsky[19] (all published worldwide by Europa Editions), Tiger Milk by Stefanie de Velasco, and Tschick by Wolfgang Herrndorf, published in English as "Why We Took the Car."[20][21][22][23][24][25]

Guantanamo was the recipient of the Three Percent award for best translation of 2007. The Hottest Dishes was named to Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2011 list[26] and the Los Angeles Public Library's Best Books of 2011,[27] and nominated for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin literary award.[28] Tiger Milk was also long-listed for the IMPAC Dublin award.[29]

A project Mohr was working on with Hunter S. Thompson at the time Thompson's death was published as the writer's final interview[30][31][32] in Playboy's May 2005 issue and later included in the book Ancient Gonzo Wisdom,[13] published by Da Capo.

Mohr collaborated[33] with original Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan on It's So Easy (and other lies), McKagan's memoir,[34] published in October, 2011. The Los Angeles Public Library included It's So Easy on its list of the best books of the year,[35] and the book was also named one of Amazon.com's "Best Books of 2011: Entertainment Section".[36] Mohr also edited[37][38][39] Gil Scott-Heron's posthumous memoir, The Last Holiday, which was published in January, 2012.

In April, 2014, KISS frontman Paul Stanley published Face the Music, a memoir he collaborated on with Mohr.[40] The book peaked at number two on the New York Times Best Seller list.[41]

Mohr's narrative history of East German punk rock and the role the movement played in bringing down the Berlin Wall and in forming the culture of 21st century Berlin was published in German by Heyne[42] in 2017 as Stirb nicht im Warteraum der Zukunft: Die ostdeutschen Punks und der Fall der Mauer and is forthcoming in English.[43][44][45][46][47]


  1. ^ "Tim Mohr: Knietief im Glitschischleim – Tim Mohr, Feuchtgebiete, Charlotte Roche – Vanity Fair". Vanityfair.de. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Guantanamo". Publishers Weekly. 2007. Archived from the original on 2015-04-17. 
  3. ^ Michel Faber (21 June 2008). "Review: Guantánamo by Dorothea Dieckmann | Books". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Guantanamo". The New Yorker. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Klingman, Jeff. "Guantanamo: A Novel". The L Magazine. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Manjoo, Farhad. "Wetlands is the "2 Girls 1 Cup" of novels. – Slate Magazine". Slate.com. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Tisdale, Sallie (16 April 2009). "Book Review – 'Wetlands,' by Charlotte Roche – Review". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Catalogue – Book – News and Reviews". Europaeditions. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  9. ^ Fontaine, Nancy (26 April 2011). "Book Review: Broken Glass Park by Alina Bronsky". seattlepi.com. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Fiction Review: The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky, trans. from the German by Tim Mohr, Europa (Penguin, dist.), $15 trade paper (272p) ISBN 978-1-60945-006-9". Publishers Weekly. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  11. ^ http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/tim-mohr-ueber-ddr-punks-schaff-dir-die-welt-in-der-du.807.de.html?dram:article_id=381951
  12. ^ "Tim Mohr". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  13. ^ a b Loar, Christel (27 August 2009). "Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson by Anita Thompson < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  14. ^ Mohr, Tim (12 November 2010). "Book Review – The Box – By Günter Grass". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  15. ^ Mohr, Tim (1 October 2010). "Book Review – Fame – A Novel in Nine Episodes – By Daniel Kehlmann". The New York Times. Germany. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Gibraltar: A British Outpost With a Sunny Latin Flavor". The New York Times. 18 December 2005. 
  17. ^ Stolz, Kim (15 November 2007). "Duran Duran And Playboy Team Up To 'Rock The Rabbit,' Celebrate Band's 13th LP". MTV. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  18. ^ "Alina Bronsky - Author of Broken Glass Park and The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine". 
  19. ^ "Interview with Alina Bronsky, author of "Broken Glass Park"". Words Without Borders. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  20. ^ Quattlebaum, Mary (31 December 2013). "'Why We Took the Car,' by Wolfgang Herrndorf". The Washington Post. 
  21. ^ "Children's Book Review: Why We Took The Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf, trans. from the German by Tim Mohr. Scholastic/Levine, $17.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-545-48180-9". PublishersWeekly.com. 
  22. ^ Wolfgang Herrndorf. "WHY WE TOOK THE CAR". Kirkus Reviews. 
  23. ^ "Why I Love Why We Took the Car". Kirkus Reviews. 
  24. ^ Behrens, Peter (10 January 2014). "'The Scar Boys' and 'Why We Took the Car'". The New York Times. 
  25. ^ http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/tim-mohr-ueber-ddr-punks-schaff-dir-die-welt-in-der-du.807.de.html?dram:article_id=381951
  26. ^ "Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2011". Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  27. ^ http://www.lapl.org/LAPLreads/bookList.php?id=84
  28. ^ http://www.impacdublinaward.ie/news/154-books-nominated-for-the-2013-award/
  29. ^ http://www.dublinliteraryaward.ie/news/2016-printable-longlist/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  30. ^ "Hunter Thompson's Last Wish". CBS News. 11 February 2009. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  31. ^ [1][dead link]
  32. ^ "Gonzo Fashion Explained". BlackBook. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  33. ^ McKagan, Duff (25 March 2010). "And, Yes, I Got a Book Deal". Blogs.seattleweekly.com. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  34. ^ "Duff McKagan: Autobiography 'Not The Same Story'". Billboard. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  35. ^ "L.A. Now". Los Angeles Times. 21 December 2011. 
  36. ^ "Amazon.com's Best Books of 2011". Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  37. ^ "Gil Scott-Heron Collaboration". Music of Our Heart. 
  38. ^ "Gil Scott-Heron: The Last Holiday - A Memoir (Canongate)". Herald Scotland. 
  39. ^ Klaus Stimeder. "Im Schatten von Riesen". Autoren - Wiener Zeitung Online. 
  40. ^ Getlen, Larry (6 April 2014). "Paul Stanley: KISS members were anti-Semites". New York Post. 
  41. ^ "Paul Stanley's 'Face The Music: A Life Exposed' Lands On New York Times Best Sellers List - Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 
  42. ^ https://www.randomhouse.de/Buch/Stirb-nicht-im-Warteraum-der-Zukunft/Tim-Mohr/Heyne-Hardcore/e517202.rhd
  43. ^ http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/tim-mohr-ueber-ddr-punks-schaff-dir-die-welt-in-der-du.807.de.html?dram:article_id=381951
  44. ^ https://cms.falter.at/falter/rezensionen/buecher/?issue_id=673&item_id=9783453271272
  45. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Stirb-nicht-im-Warteraum-Zukunft/dp/3453271270/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1493071173&sr=8-14
  46. ^ http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/tim-mohr-ueber-ddr-punks-schaff-dir-die-welt-in-der-du.807.de.html?dram:article_id=381951
  47. ^ http://www.fluxfm.de/tom-schilling-lesung-mit-tim-mohr-und-brezel-goering-3-minuten-lesung-morningshow-am-nachmittag/

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