ilb Jahre: 2006

Kirsten Fuchs

Gast des ilb 2006 Kirsten Fuchs was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz) in 1977 and grew up in East Berlin. She studied German Language and Literature for several semesters and completed her training as a carpenter. Two years after winning her first literary prize in the renowned Berlin-based »Open Mike« competition,

Jostein Gaarder

»Show wonder, question, don’t become complacent!« comments Jostein Gaarder. A credo with which he inspires his readers towards reflection and reminds them that the unsolved mysteries of the universe are more exciting than the questions already answered. The Norwegian author was born in 1952 in Oslo and studied Philosophy, Theology

Jorge Semprún

Jorge Semprún was born in Madrid in 1923. At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 the upper middle class, leftist liberal family fled to Paris, where Semprún attended the Lycée Henri IV. While studying Philosophy at the Sorbonne he focused on Marx and Hegel, whom he read

Jorge Eduardo Benavides

Jorge Eduardo Benavides was born in Arequipa, Peru, in 1964. He studied Law and Political Science at the Garcilaso de la Vega University in Lima but decided against a career as a lawyer and instead began to work as a radio journalist, including working as head of a news staff.

Joan Lingard

Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1932 but spent her childhood and adolescence in Belfast before returning to her home city. She worked as a librarian and then as a teacher after finishing her studies at Moray House College of Education. Although she had been writing since she

Jerzy Kronhold

Jerzy Kronhold was born in Silesian Cieszyn near the Czech border in 1946. He studied Polish Language and Literature at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and Theatre Direction at the National Academy for Theatre in Warsaw. The poet and playwright debuted with his first texts in 1965. Following the unrest

Jens Redmer

Jens Redmer holds degrees in Computer Science and Medicine from Kiel University, Germany. From 1995 to 1998 he directed various projects in the fields of interactive media, including for a local internet service provider in a joint venture with Bertelsmann, Springer and the WAZ group. He then worked for a

Jean-Luc Raharimanana

Jean-Luc Raharimanana was born in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, in 1967. By 1987 he had already been awarded the Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo Poetry Prize for his early poems. Two years later he completed a degree in Literature at the university in his native city and joined a theatre group for

Istvan Vörös

István Vörös was born in Budapest in 1964. In addition to his jobs as library stacker and worker at a museum he published his first book of poems, »Só, kenyér« (t: Salt, bread) in 1988, together with the short story collection »Innenvilág« (t: The world from here). Following the fall

Isabel Allende

The Chilean author Isabel Allende was born in Peru in 1942. Her parents were diplomats, and she grew up in Santiago de Chile, La Paz, and Beirut. From 1959 on she was a journalist and anchor in Santiago. She was an active member of the feminist movement, the co-founder of