Thomas Finn was born in Chicago in 1967 and now lives in Hamburg. Trained in advertising and with a degree in economics, he is an award-winning writer and fantasy author and worked for several years as an editor and dramaturgist in a screenplay publishing house (Ullmann Verlag für Film, Fernsehen & Theater) and as editor-in-chief of the leading German fantasy magazine “Nautilus” (Abenteuer Medien Verlag).
In the field of pen & paper role-playing games, he is one of the best-known German authors, with well over 30 publications for the role-playing systems “Das schwarze Auge”, “Splittermond”, “Cthulhu” and “Plüsch, Power & Plunder”, as well as numerous publications in genre magazines.
Since 2001 he has been a freelance novel, game, theater, and screen writer. During this time, he has produced five TV productions for ARD, Sat1 and NDR, performances for the Alte Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, the Theater Baden-Baden, the Naturtheater Grötzingen and the Breisach Festival, as well as 25 novels and numerous anthologies for publishers such as Piper, Ravensburger, Heyne, Droemer Knaur and Lyx.
In 2007, he was awarded the “Segeberger Feder” for his novel Das unendliche Licht,. In 2014, he received the BuCon Honorary Award for his contributions to the speculative genres.