Thomas was born in 1977 in Erlangen and believes in the beauty of women, novels and ball games. It was in particular his passion for pitch and paper which brought him to the town of Hildesheim in Lower Saxony, where he studied Creative Writing and played centre forward for Sunday League side 'Bastei Lübbe', which hasn't won a single game so far. In accordance with this sporting performance, Thomas' first novel is still to be finished. Though he did publish short-stories in anthologies and magazines. From 2002 till 2005 he was the editor of the literary magazine BELLA triste, since 2006 he lectures and researches on contemporary German Literature at the University of Hildesheim, which earns him a living and gives him peace of mind.