Daniel Speck

Daniel Speck

Daniel Speck is an award-winning screenwriter for film and TV and a bestselling novelist. He was born in 1969 in Munich and studied literature, film history, and screenwriting in Munich and Rome. A passionate traveler, lover of Mediterranean countries, and builder of bridges between cultures, he draws his inspirations for his films and novels from the personal stories of people he encounters. His debut novel, Anywhere but Home, originally published as Bella Germania and translated into seven languages, was on the Spiegel bestseller list for eighty-five weeks. It was Germany’s most successful debut novel of 2016 and adapted by Speck into a television miniseries. In addition to teaching screenwriting in Germany and Italy, Speck is the author of the bestselling novel Piccola Sicilia and has written the screenplays for the films Wedding Fever in Campobello and My Crazy Turkish Wedding for which he received a Grimme Award and the Bavarian Television Award.
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