He loves the south of Europe, good food, and simple living – Alexander Oetker has all that in common with the characters in his novels.
His entire work focuses on southern Europe: the bestselling popular Aquitaine crime novel series surrounding Commissaire Luc Verlain, the incomparable French cook book Chez Luc, the Paris crime novels around the quirky Commissaire Lacroix, the Cyprus series around Sofia Pericles, and the wonderful romance novels that are all set in some of Europe’s most beautiful regions, for example Mittwochs am Meer (Wednesdays at the Sea).
„I don’t know anyone at the moment who can describe France like Alexander Oetker.“
Adrian Arnold, Swiss Public Broadcaster SRF
But Alexander Oetker is also a columnist and the France correspondent for Germany’s leading gourmet magazine Der Feinschmecker. He reviews restaurants and hotels and writes exciting reports on culinary discoveries in France and all over Europe.
At age 26, he became the youngest France correspondent in German television history reporting for RTL and n-tv from Paris and still remains active as a France expert for the broadcasting group, bringing German speakers the politics and society of the Grande Nation closer to home. Always down to earth, authentic, with a sense of irony and without a moralizing attitude.
His incomparable writing style makes Alexander Oetker a sure winner in terms of book sales: almost all his books make the top ranks of the best-seller list and he won the DELIA, the literary prize for the most sophisticated romance novel of the year, for his romance novel Mittwochs am Meer (Wednesdays at the Sea).