studied philosophy and literary studies in Hamburg and Berlin. He works as a curator and author in the field of fine art and is currently writing his doctoral dissertation on the epistemology and aesthetic of the image from the viewpoints of Kant and Hegel.
studied philosophy and history in Berlin and Paris before he went to do his PhD at the Comparative Literature Department of Stanford University (CA) entitled »Kalendergeschichte and fait divers. The poetics of circumscribed space«. Since 2011 he has held a postdoc position at the DFG research training group »Visibility and Visualisation. Hybrid Forms of Pictorial Knowledge« at Potsdam.
studied German literature and philosophy and lived as a freelance writer in Stuttgart, Rom, Berlin and Frankfurt am Main. From 1995 to 1999, he was one of the jurors of the Ingeborg-Bachmann award. In addition to his literary texts, Hettche also writes journalistic articles, especially for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and is also a lecturer of poetics at various universities in Germany. In 2006, his novel Woraus wir gemacht sind was one of the finalists for the German Book Award. In 2013, Thomas Hettche was awarded the Düsseldorfer Literaturpreis for his collection of essays Totenberg.