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He studied Medieval and Modern History at the University of Munich. In 1981, he published his breakthrough play, The Double Bass.
During 1981, he had his first major success with the play Der Kontrabaß (The Double Bass), which was conceived originally as a radio play. During the theatrical season of 1984–85, the play was performed more than 500 times. The only role is that of a tragi-comical orchestral musician. During the 1980s, Süskind was also successful as a screenwriter for the television productions Monaco Franze (1983) and Kir Royal (1987), among others. For his screenplay of Rossini [de], directed by Helmut Dietl, he won the Screenplay Prize of the German Department for Culture during 1996. He rejected other awards, like the FAZ-Literaturpreis, the Toucan Prize, and the Gutenbergpreis.
His best-known work is the internationally acclaimed bestseller Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (1985). This was made into a movie in 2006 by Tom Tykwer. Perfume was on the bestselling list of the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel for nine years. He is also the author of a novella, The Pigeon (1988), The Story of Mr. Sommer (1991), Three Stories and a Reflection (1996), and a collection of essays, On Love and Death (2006). French cartoonist Sempe illustrated the images in The Story of Mr. Sommer (1991).
Patrick was born in Ambach, Germany. Patrick's father, Wilhelm Emanuel Suskind, was a journalist.
Currently, Patrick Suskind is 73 years, 10 months and 10 days old. Patrick Suskind will celebrate 74th birthday on a Sunday 26th of March 2023. Below we countdown to Patrick Suskind upcoming birthday.