Diedrich Diederichsen (born 1957, Hamburg) is one of the most important authors in the German-speaking world in the fields of pop music and theory. He is a writer who reflects in his texts movements in various social areas from music, fine art, theatre and politics to popular culture. He began writing for German music magazines in the late 1970s in the era of Punk and New Wave. In the 80s he was the editor-in-chief of the subculture magazine Spex. He taught for several years at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart and later at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he still works. Diederichsen is a prolific writer, most of whose texts are available only in German. His articles and texts are printed in a variety of periodicals and publications, for example Texte zur Kunst, Die Zeit, die tageszeitung, Der Tagesspiegel, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Theater heute, Artscribe, Artforum and Frieze.