HAPE KERKELING in the New York Times
March 8th 2008, the German author Hape Kerkeling was featured in the New York Times in relation to his book “I’m Off for a Bit, Then,”. This book is about his camino to Santiago and has lead to making the camino popular in Germany.
HAPE KERKELING is the kind of comedian who is not above putting on funny wigs and false teeth to get a laugh. His best-known character, Horst Schlämmer, is a tiresome, booze-addled reporter for a small-town German paper who snorts when he laughs, revealing a mouthful of nasty dental work, and paws any young woman within reach.