Pirinçci was born on the 29th April 1959 in Istanbul. He began to write fiction at a young age, and published his first novel "Tränen sind immer das Ende" (literally meaning "Tears always are the End") in 1980, at the age of 21. His next literary work, published in 1989, was the novel "Felidae", a work of crime fiction with cats as the main protagonists. The novel has been translated into 17 languages and became an international bestseller. Due to the enormous success of the novel, Pirinçci expanded his concept of "cat crime fiction" and published several sequels to Felidae, out of which two, namely "Felidae on the Road" and "Salve Roma!" have been translated into English, in addition to his non fiction cat book "Cat Sense". An animated movie based on Felidae, the script of which had been co-written by Pirinçci, has been produced in Germany in 1994, and was also dubbed in English. Pirinçci has published several other novels which were not set in the fictional reality of the Felidae series, especially the fantastic thriller "The Back Door", which is also available in English language. He had a big success with this book which was made into a German moving picture ("The Door") with Mads Mikkelsen ("Casino Royal") and which will be remade by Hollywood.
Pirinçci currently lives in Bonn, the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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