ilb Jahre: 2007

Ulf Stolterfoht

The poet Ulf Stolterfoht was born in Stuttgart in 1963. He studied German language and literature and comparative literature in Bochum and Tübingen until 1991. Between 1998 and 2004 he wrote his three-volume magnum opus of »specialized languages« (I-IX, 1998; X-XVIII, 2002; XIX-XXVII, 2004). Critics responded to the self-contained lyrical

Tony Hoagland

Tony Hoagland was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in 1953, the son of an army doctor, and grew up on various military bases. Following an itinerant period when he attended various schools, travelled as a harvest worker and tried out alternative lifestyles, he studied at the University of Iowa

Tishani Doshi

Tishani Doshi was born in 1975 in Madras, India. After finishing school she studied Communications and Business Administration in North Carolina, and Creative Writing in Baltimore. She returned to her hometown to work as a journalist and published articles and interviews in various British and Indian papers. At the same

Thorsten Becker

Thorsten Becker was born in Oberlahnstein and grew up in Cologne. Following an acting course at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna, he worked as an actor and director’s assistant. He studied philosophy, history, sociology and theatre studies at the Free University in Berlin until 1984. His writing début came in 1985

Thorsten Palzhoff

Thorsten Palzhoff was born in Wickede in 1974. He studied music theory and had his literary debut in 2006 with »Tasmon«. This volume of prose unites three atmospherically dense and complexly structured stories about experiences of loss and the power of language. The title story takes place in the GDR

Thant Myint-U

Thant Myint-U is the grandson of the previous UN General Secretary U Thant and was born in New York in 1966. He studied history at Harvard and Cambridge and specialized in British-Asian colonial history. Among other things he has worked for Human Rights Watch and taken part in UN peacekeeping

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

Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Islamic Studies. He is currently Senior Research Fellow St Antony’s College (Oxford), Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) and at the Lokahi Foundation (London). He is a Visiting Professor – in charge of the chair: Identity and Citizenship – at Erasmus University (Netherlands). Through his writings and

Tash Aw

Tash Aw was born as the son of Malaysian parents in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei in 1971. When he was two years old, his family moved back to their native country. Aw grew up in Kuala Lumpur before moving to the United Kingdom with his family, where he studied

Tanguy Viel

Tanguy Viel was born in Brest in 1973. He worked at a theatre in Tours, produced radio programmes for France Culture and writes reviews for various journals, including »Positif« and »Inventaire/Invention«. Following »Le Black Note« (1998) Viel has published three further novels, the most recent of which appeared in German

Szilárd Borbély

Szilárd Borbély was born in Fehérgyarmat, Hungary in 1964. After finishing his military service he studied Hungarian language and literature at Lajos Kossuth University in nearby Debrecen, specializing in the Baroque period and early nineteenth century. His first collection of poetry, »Adatok« (1988; t: Data), was published while he was


Sookee was born in 1983. Originally from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, she now lives in Berlin, where she studies German linguistics and gender studies. She started to rap back in 2003 and in early 2006 released her début album »Kopf, Herz, Arsch« (Head, Heart, Ass). © international literature festival berlin