Tim Mohr is an award-winning translator of authors such Wolfgang Herrndorf, Charlotte Roche, and four books by Alina Bronsky. He has also collaborated on memoirs by musicians Gil Scott-Heron, Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses, and Paul Stanley of KISS. His own writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, New York Magazine, and Inked, among other publications, and he spent several years as a staff editor at Playboy magazine, where he edited Hunter S. Thompson, John Dean, and Harvey Pekar, among others. He is the author of Burning Down the Haus, a history of political struggle and punk music in East Germany. Prior to starting his writing career he earned his living as a club DJ in Berlin.