22. ilb 07. - 17.09.2022

ilb Jahre: 2005

Tim Corballis

Tim Corballis was born in Montreal in 1971, has been living in New Zealand since 1977. He studied Mathematics and Philosophy and has worked as a library assistant, picture editor, curator and science communicator. He is the author of novels, short stories and essays, which have turned towards the problem

Thomas Kapielski

Thomas Kapielski was born in Berlin-Charlottenburg in 1951. He studied Geography, Philosophy and Music Theory and as an artist, musician, performer and author belonged to West Berlin’s bohemian literary scene. He transformed from an inside tip to cult author with the books »Davor kommt noch. Gottesbeweise IX–XIII« (1988; tr: Before

Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali was born in Indian Lahore in 1943, a city which was still under British colonial rule before becoming part of Pakistan in 1947. Threatened with years of imprisonment after having organised public demonstrations as part of a student organisation against the military dictatorship, he saw himself forced to

Steve Wasserman

Steve Wasserman , literary editor of the »Los Angeles Times« from 1996 to 2005, is currently managing director of the New York office of Kneerim & Williams, a literary agency. While at the »Los Angeles Times«, Wasserman brought its weekly book review supplement to new heights of distinction and excellence.

Søren Ulrik Thomsen

Søren Ulrik Thomsen was born in Kalundborg, Denmark, in 1956, and spent his childhood on the Stevns peninsula, south of Copenhagen. In 1972 he moved to the Danish capital.  Ever since his debut, »City Slang« (1981), he has published five more collections of poetry, among them »Hjemfalden« (1991; Engl: Fallen)

Soledad Alvarez

Soledad Alvarez was born in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, in 1950. She began writing poetry while still in her teens and was published in various local magazines and newspapers. At the beginning of her career as a writer she was associated with the literary group “La

Shauna Singh Baldwin

Shauna Singh Baldwin was born in 1962 in Montreal, Canada. She grew up in India and remembers wanting to be a writer from the time she was eleven years old. After a Master’s in Business at Marquette University in Milwaukee, she worked as an IT-consultant. She also published poetry and

Sabine Carbon

Sabine Carbon was born in Schweinfurt am Main in 1963. She studied German Language and Literature and Archaeology in Munich and Berlin and has worked as a journalist, film maker, author and publisher. This year her children’s book »Ein relativ verrückter Sommer. Maria besucht Albert Einstein in Caputh« (t: A

Ryoko Sekiguchi

Ryoko Sekiguchi was born in Tokyo in 1970.  At an early age she began to write poetry in both Japanese and French, and when she was eighteen she received the Tokyo Literature Prize of »Cahiers de la poésie contemporaine«. Since 1997 she has lived in Paris, where she studied Art

Rudolf Herfurtner

Rudolf Herfurtner was born in Bavarian Wasserburg am Inn in 1947. When being asked about his beginnings as a writer, he recalls the less than happy time spent at boarding school, during which he began to keep a journal for recording thoughts and for narrating »what is at first, and

Russell Banks

Russell Banks was born in Newton, Massachusetts and grew up in New Hampshire. He comes from a working-class background and was the first person from his family to go to university. While he was studying he also painted and worked as a shoe salesman and plumber. His first book was

Rolf Hosfeld

Rolf Hosfeld born in 1948 in Bad Berleburg. He was a free lanced writer and historian as well as the Academic Director of the Potsdam Lepsius House, an institute in Genocide Research. He studied German language and literature, political science, history and philosophy in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin, and