Born in the town of Delmenhorst in 1983 and growing up in Lower Saxony.
Jehlicka studied English and Sociology at the University of Hamburg as well as Literary Writing at the University of Hildesheim.
He works as literary translator and advertising copywriter and lives with his family in Hamburg.
Foto: Leo Krumbacher
DAS LIED VOM ENDE
Hardcover. 352 pages. Coloured endpaper, ribbon page mark
22,00 Euro (D), 22,60 Euro (A)
… Jehlicka’s debut was a stroke of luck. Because the book has everything a darling of the public needs: Suspense, wit, empathy and that certain cruelty towards the characters that a novel needs to be more than just entertainment reading.
— Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
A new exciting author: With his novel »Das Lied vom Ende« the young Hamburg writer Christoph Jehlicka makes a strong debut. … What he brings to light are the disturbing and stuttering noises of hearts that get abruptly out of tune. They provide the soundtrack to his novel of generations, which fascinates not least by its skillful mix of laconic writing and razor-sharp psychology. … His language is gripping and direct – here is a new exciting author to discover!
— SPIEGEL ONLINE
The debut novel is like a good thriller: exciting, realistic and convincing. … Because when family Schult seems to be reconciled around the Christmas tree after five months and 250 pages, it reminds us of a line from the Element of Crime song »Delmenhorst«, the author’s birthplace: »Erst wenn alles scheißegal ist, macht das Leben wieder Spaß.«
– Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Jehlicka shows a fine sense for layer-specific differences, which he describes on the basis of furniture, behaviour and language – casually and without condescension. The novel is dramaturgically skilful and written in a clear and straightforward language that unobtrusively incorporates youth jargon.
– Die Wochenzeitung WOZ (Zurich)
READINGS with Christoph Jehlicka
19. Dezember 2018, 20.00 Uhr, Hamburg, Alles Elbe
Christoph Jehlicka liest und diskutiert mit Daniel Vollstedt und Tobias Soffner in der Veranstaltungsreihe Books de Hoode über seinen Roman »Das Lied vom Ende«, einen vielschichtigen, tragikomischen Familienroman voller Tempo und Perspektivwechsel. Weihnachtlicher Jahresausklang mit Tombola.
Ort: Alles Elbe, Hein-Hoyer-Straße 63, 20359 Hamburg, St. Pauli. Tel. 040-28474009