It is just over a decade since the author WG Sebald, or Max Sebald as he was known to friends, was killed in a car crash at the age of 57.
He was already known as a serious literary force, but 10 years on he is being recognised as one the most important contemporary authors, with a new film documenting one his books.
The BBC's Tom Bateman has been finding out what made his work so influential.
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