Meet Author Thorsten Nesch!

Thorsten Nesch is a German/ Canadian YA author whose works are uniquely written with humor and verve! Learn more about this author below.

1. Where did you get your inspiration for I Am You Am I ?

I got the idea while writing another novel, where a woman dresses in men clothes in order to dive under after a robbery. The longer that lasted the more funny implications occured, but I could not use them, because it just wasn’t that type pf story. When I finished that novel, I was like, there is so much more it I did extensive research in the body switch genre, and with all the stories told, the novels written and the movies made, I still thought, this can be way more outrageous. And I wrote it. Way more outragious.

2. How would you describe your writing style?

Always check the first page of my novels, if that suits you! My style differs from narrator to narrator of the story, I am merely the medium. The only thing, all my novels have in common, according to my readers, is: I am not getting lost in unnecessary details. They are not boring. 

3. What do you find most rewarding about writing for young people? The most challenging?

Oh the most rewarding is clearly showing up in schools for readings and getting approached afterwards, and my personal fave is “Your novel was the first book I finished in my life” – that is my personal literary award. Amazing.


Nothing, I love it.

Life is challenging if I can’t write. Very challenging.

4. What can we expect next from Thorsten Nesch?

A dystopian novel taking place in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. I received a literary project grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and I document the entire writing process on my homepage in weekly blog post. And you can ask question, too!

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