Ulrich Schreiber was born in Solingen in 1951. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Russian at the Free University of Berlin until 1981 and completed his teacher training in 1984. In 1989, he founded the Internationale Peter Weiss-Gesellschaft and in 2001 the international literature festival berlin (ilb) over which he presides as is director to the present day. The ilb’s 2012 main programme section »Europe Now« combined literary and political discourses. In concomitance with panel discussions and readings, an anthology was published as a projected »literary bailout for Europe«. Schreiber is a member of the German PEN-Center as well as a co-founder of the PEN World Voices Festival. He lives in Berlin.
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