Frank Goosen (b. May 31, 1966) is a German cabaret artist and author. Goosen was born in Bochum, Germany. He went to school and university in Bochum, majoring in history, German and literature and politics at Ruhr University Bochum and finishing in 1992 with a Magister degree.

Afterward, he founded a stand up-comedy team with a friend, Jochen Malmsheimer. They won the Prix Pantheon, a German cabaret award, in 1997 but later parted ways.

Since then, Goosen has worked as an author, writing novels that take place in the Ruhr area during the Cold War. His most popular novel, liegen lernen, Learning to Lie, is a story about a young man in the 1980s and 1990s searching for love. It was made into a movie in 2003.

Frank Goosen

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