ilb Jahre: 2006

Roland S. Kamzelak

Roland S. Kamzelak was born in Subiaco, Australia in 1961 and grew up in Germany. He received a doctorate in Editorial Studies and is a co-editor of the hybrid editon of Harry Graf Kessler’s diary. Kamzelak was a consultant on cultural issues for the Wüstenrot Foundation and has been a

Ricardo Azevedo

The author and illustrator Ricardo Azevedowas born in the Brazilian megacity of Sáo Paulo in 1949 and is one of the most renowned writers for literature for children and young adults of his nation. After studying Visual Communication at university, he worked in advertising before writing his master’s thesis on

Rattawut Lapcharoensap

Rattawut Lapcharoensap was born in Chicago in 1979. He grew up in Bangkok and studied at the Triamudomsuksa Pattanakarn School in the Thai capital, at Cornell University in New York, and at the University of Michigan. He graduated from the latter institution with a degree in Creative Writing. He has

Rachid Boudjedra

Rachid Boudjedra was born in Aïn Béïda, in eastern Algeria in 1941. He went to school in Tunis, where he studied at the élite Lycée Saddiki and became familiar with the basics of both Arab, and western culture. In 1962 he began studying philosophy in Algiers, in which subject he

Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer was born in 1957 to Indian parents in Oxford, England. He grew up in England and California and studied English Literature at Oxford and Harvard. During two summer vacations he worked for the »Let’s Go« travel guide series, for which he visited dozens of Greek, Italian, English and

Peter Stephan Jungk

Peter Stephan Jungk was born in Santa Monica, California, in 1952. The son of Jewish emigrants spent his childhood and youth in Vienna, West Berlin, and Salzburg. He then became an assistant director at the Theater of Basel and worked on several films before studying at the American Film Institute

Paulo Henriques Britto

Paulo Henriques Britto was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1951. He began studying Film at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1972 and moved back to Rio de Janeiro the following year to study Linguistics. Passionate about the rock legends Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison, Britto began translating

Patrick Chamoiseau

Patrick Chamoiseau was born in Fort-de France on the Antillean island of Martinique in 1953. After his studies in law in Paris and his master’s degree in social economics he worked as an educator in rehabilitation projects for children in detention, first in France, later in Martinique. Inspired by his

Oskar Pastior

Oskar Pastior was born in Sibiu in the Transylvanian region of Romania in 1927. A member of the minority ethnic German community, he spent five years in a Soviet forced-labour camp after the Second World War before being allowed to return home. From 1955 he studied German Language and Literature

Necla Kelek

born in Istanbul in 1957, is a social scientist, publicist and women’s rights activist. She studied economics and sociology and wrote her doctoral thesis on Islam in everyday life. She has published numerous books, most recently »The Unholy Family: How Islamic Tradition Deprives Women and Children of Rights « (2019).