Thomas Thiemeyer

Thomas Thiemeyer (born 22 March 1963) is a German artist and writer.

Thiemeyer studied art and geology in Cologne. 1989 he decided to become a freelance artist, illustrating games, children's books, book covers and much more. Among other publishers, he has worked for HarperCollins, Random House and Wizards of the Coast, Heyne Verlag, Arena, Fantasy Productions, and Beltz & Gelberg.In 2014, one of his paintings based on the biblical story of Noah was exhibited in an art show in New York City curated by the American film director Darren Aronofsky. In Germany, Thiemeyer's work was repeatedly awarded the Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis and the Deutscher Phantastik-Preis.

In 2004, his novel "Medusa", published by Droemer Knaur, became an international bestseller. Many other novels both for adults as well as for young readers followed. His novels have been translated into 13 languages, including English, Spanish, Dutch, Czech, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Korean, Italian, Turkish, Chinese, Portuguese as well as Slovenian. His stories are set in the tradition of classic adventure novels and often deal with the discovery of ancient cultures, including supernatural threats by mysterious powers.

As he had previously illustrated a picture book on dinosaurs, Thiemeyer was invited in 1998 to draw pictures for a book for young readers in Tanzania on the dinosaurs of Tendaguru, the historic and most important discovery of dinosaur fossils in Africa.

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