Anna von Münchhausen, born in 1953, studied history and English in London and Hamburg and learned journalism at the Henri-Nannen School. She worked as a writer and editor at ZEIT, as acting head of department at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and most recently as chief content editor at ZEIT.
THE BARON OF LIES
Oh, he really existed?
When does a child first realize that there is something wrong with his or her name? This happened at school to Anna von Münchhausen when her biology teacher returned a paper saying that she had copied something from her ancestor, the lying baron. That day she understood: as a “Münchausen” it’s easy to get drawn into other people's lies and meet disbelief. You get into trouble with the police, when travelling and in court. It's not always pleasant, but sometimes it's very funny.
Reason enough to take a closer look at your ancestors, who were born 300 years ago, and tell your story from a personal point of view.
An entertaining mixture of descendants’ anecdotes, Münchhausen's most exciting adventures and the most important biographical facts about Baron Münchausen.