Marcel is a writer, translator (German-English / English-German) and editor, and mainly writes non-fiction about places, their history, and the personal journeys in between.
His articles and essays have been published in the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, Reykjavik Grapevine, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Le Cool Dublin, Slow Travel Berlin, the Matador Network, CNN Travel and Spotted by Locals, amongst others. He has translated Wolfgang Borchert and Jörg Fauser into English, and his commercial translation clients include Gidsy, new talents - biennale cologne, University of Bielefeld, Fuhrwerkswaage Kunstraum and the Enveritas Group.
Marcel has spoken about travel, trains and Nazi spies on RTE Television and Radio, Newstalk FM, German TV and BBC Radio 5.
Together with Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle and a bunch of other great Irish writers Marcel currently holds the world record for ‘Most Authors Reading Consecutively From Their Own Books’ at the Irish Writers’ Centre.
In 2009, together with the other contributors, he won the Irish Blog Awards for their writings in the Dublin Community Blog.
Marcel was also chosen as a participant of the 2018 XBorders Accord project of the Arts Council Northern Ireland and the Irish Writers' Centre and is also a graduate of the Matador New Media School for Travelers.