ilb Jahre: 2006

Ulla Hahn

contemporary poets writing in German. Apart from over ten collections of poems she has also published three novels since the nineties and has recently brought out a collection of essays. In her first collection of poems, »Herz über Kopf« (1981; t: Heart over head), she takes up traditional forms which

Tomasz Rózycki

Tomasz Różycki was born in Opole, Upper Silesia in 1970. He was already singled out for his poetry at school, with an early poem was published in the journal »Polska Miedź«. Różycki studied Romance Languages at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. He then worked as a French teacher at the

Tim Parks

Tim Parks was born in Manchester in 1954, grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since, teaching literary translation at the University of Milan. Parks has published over fifteen novels, numerous essays, short stories and academic

Stefano Benni

Stefano Benni, one of the most well-known Italian authors of political satire, was born in Bologna in 1947. He is not only a novelist, dramatist and poet but also a journalist and director. Since his literary breakthrough with the science fiction novel “Terra!” in 1983, he has joined the ranks

Stanley Lubman

Stanley Lubman studied History and Law in the USA and Hong Kong. He taught at various universities, among them Harvard, Heidelberg and London, and worked as a lawyer in San Francisco. He has been an advisor to the Asia Foundation on China legal projects since 1998. The projects on which

Slavenka Drakulić

Slavenka Drakulić was born in Rijeka, today Croatia, in 1949. She studied literature and sociology, taught at a high school in Zagreb until 1984, and later worked as an staff writer for periodicals such as bi-weekly review »Start« and the political magazine »Danas«. She was layed off from the editorial

Shashi Tharoor

The Indian writer and diplomat Shashi Tharoor was born in London in 1956. At the time his father was working for the English language Indian newspaper »The Statesman«. Tharoor studied in India and in the US, where at 22 he received a doctorate in Law and Diplomacy. He then worked

Salim Bachi

Salim Bachi was born in Algiers in 1971 and grew up in Annaba in Eastern Algeria. He studied French Language and Literature in both cities and at the Sorbonne. He has been living in Paris since 1997. Bachi made his début with short stories, published in various newspapers such as