Hermann Bohlen is an author and producer of radio plays. His audio pieces often play with the sound of language and its philosophy. In historically based formats he combines real and fictionalized original sounds and often works with non-professionals. His most recent works are Schalltot oder lebendig (2016) and Lebensabend in Übersee (2014). For Alfred C. – Aus dem Leben eines Getreidehändlers he received the German radio play award of ARD in 2012.