Martin Schäuble (born December 1978) is a German novelist, journalist and writer of non-fiction books. His pen name is Robert M. Sonntag. His works have been translated into several languages.
Schäuble grew up in the Southwest of Germany. He studied Political Science in Haifa in Israel, Birzeit in Palestine, as well as Berlin. He obtained his PhD in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin, exploring the life of two jihadists. Before his studies he worked for a German daily as a journalist.
Schäuble has visited numerous crisis regions, interviewing and researching the plight of many refugees. His novel Endland (Carl Hanser Publishers) asks what would it look like if a nationalistic right-wing party came to govern in a modern democratic country such as Germany. The Audiobook was released simultaneously.
The novel has been adapted into a play by the Schauspiel Hannover.
With his pen name Robert M. Sonntag, he wrote the novel Die Scanner (S. Fischer Publishers). It is a dystopia from the year 2035 as told by a 25 year old Robert M. Sonntag. The book details the lives of its main characters as they negotiate modern life in a fully digitized environment. All literature has been scanned, digitized and censored while all humans are monitored by the same monolithic mega-corporation. The book is to be continued in 2019.
Schäuble`s non-fiction books focus on the intersection of politics, culture, and religion.
The book User’s Guide for Israel and Palestine (Piper Publishing house) is a manual for culturally sensitive travelers. Between Borders: Walking and hitchhiking through the Middle-East conflict (Carl Hanser publishers) is a travelogue. Black Box Jihad: Daniel and Sa‘ed on their way to Paradise (Carl Hanser Publishers) is the biography of two Jihadis – one Palestinian, one German. The History of the Israelis and Palestinians (Carl Hanser publishers) is based on eye-witness accounts reporting on the issue from both sides. The co-editor was Noah Flug.