Tim Mohr is an award-winning literary translator of German authors such as Alina Bronsky, Wolfgang Herrndorf, and Charlotte Roche, and the author of Burning Down the Haus, a history of East German punk rock and the role dissident musicians played in bringing down the Berlin Wall. In addition, he has collaborated on bestselling memoirs by musicians Gil Scott-Heron, Duff McKagan of Guns n’ Roses, and Paul Stanley of KISS. His work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Playboy, and Daily Beast, among other publications. Prior to starting his writing career he earned his living as a club DJ in Berlin.