The Great Nowitzki Thu, 13th February 2020, 8:00 pm The extraordinary life of the great German sportsman Thomas Pletzinger & André Voigt In dialogue Dirk Nowitzki is a legend, he revolutionized basketball fundamentally. No German sportsman has shaped his sport more profoundly. He is a global superstar – as a human being at once approachable and difficult to grasp. Thomas Pletzinger met and accompanied him again and again over many years and became part of Nowitzkis Kosmos. The author presents the resulting biography at the DAI together with the ex basketball professional André Voigt. The unseen world beyond the headlights between airports, dusty gyms and Nowitzki’s house in Dallas is captivating, personal and with a close look. Thomas Pletzinger, also a journalist and translator, lives in Berlin. He is author of Funeral of a Dog (2008) and Gentlemen, we live on the Abyss (2012). André Voigt played as a basketball player for the VfL Wolfsburg and the Köln 99ers, worked as a coach for many years and is now editor-in-chief of the basketball magazine FIVE.