Simon Sahner

Simon Sahner is a freelance writer and journalist. He has written a book on the history of German Beat- and Undergroundliteratur, mainly focussing von Jörg Fauser, Jürgen Ploog and Carl Weissner and their American relations and literary transfers. His main research interests are Beat and Underground Literature in the USA and Germany, German and American Contemporary literature and digital culture and literature.

Apart from his academic work he is a freelance writer for different publications and a co-founder of the online-feuilleton magazine 54books (

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