Since 1992 he is a professor at the Institute for Theater Science of the University of Hamburg, Germany. Today, Hellmuth Karasek, among other things, works for the newspapers "Die Welt", "Welt am Sonntag" and "Berliner Morgenpost".
"One day, I literally threw my typewriter in the corner out of fury, because I kept typing "form" instead of "from" and "bread" instead of "beard". Because I never became friends with a computer either, I returned to the good old fountain pen. All my books, from "Billy Wilder" over "Mein Kino", "Go West" and "Hand in Handy" to "Das Magazin", I have written with my fountain pen. Also my articles for the newspaper I have been writing by hand for over 12 years now. - It certainly is a privilege, as well. Whenever I can, I write with purple ink in my black&green striped Pelikan fountain pen - just like I am in this letter. You feel - if an idea comes to mind - comfortable, within good tradition and with a slightly nostalgic touch."