Milton Hatoum was born in the Brazilian city of Manaus in 1952, the son of a Lebanese immigrant married to a Brazilian. He first studied architecture in São Paulo, where he worked as a journalist. He then travelled on a scholarship to Madrid, Barcelona and Paris, where he studied comparative
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born in 1959 in Stuttgart, is a writer and translator living in Berlin after spending twenty years abroad, in Italy, France and several middle east countries. He has received numerous awards for his literary work, including the Hölderlin-Prize (2015) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Literature Prize (2016). In 2017 he
Michael Lentz was born in Düren, Westphalia, in 1964. He studied German language and literature, philosophy and history in Aachen and Munich and has since worked as a writer, performer, saxophonist, composer, editor, event organiser and university lecturer. His doctoral thesis on »Multi-media aspects of sound poetry/music after 1945« (2000)
Born in Great Britain, MC Jabber now lives in Berlin. He is a teacher, actor, vocalist and poet, and has been awarded prizes several times for his poetry. He performs worldwide as a solo artist, as well as with his band »Blue Foundation«. In 1995 he won Britain’s first National
Likened by »The Times« to »Samuel Beckett on ecstasy«, Meg Rosoff’s novels have set a new standard for young adult literature. Born in Boston in 1956, Rosoff decided to follow her dream of being a writer after her younger sister died of cancer. She first studied art and English literature
Meir Shalev was born in the kibbutz Nahalal in 1948 shortly after the state of Israel was founded. Son of the writer Yitzchak Shalev, he studied art and psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and worked as a host and producer of satirical television and radio programmes. His first
Mats Wahl, the great »realist of the young adult novel« (»Die Zeit«), was born in 1945 on the Swedish island of Gotland. After completing his studies in educational psychology, literature and social anthropology he worked as a teacher of underprivileged children for twenty years, as well as in adult education.
Maryse Condé was born in Pointe-à-Pitre, st1:place>Guadeloupe /st1:place> in 1937. At the age of seventeen, she went to st1:city> st1:place>Paris /st1:place> /st1:city> and studied literature at the Sorbonne. After marrying an actor, she followed him back to his African homeland. There she experienced the first crisis-ridden years of independence, from
Markus Köhle studied German language and literature and Romance studies in Innsbruck and Rome, and taught German as a foreign language in Tunis. Köhle is the host of the Bierstindl Poetry Slam in Innsbruck. Preferring mid-length prose in addition to his short, lively cross-genre texts, the author has published several
Born in Berkeley, California, Mark Terrill lived in Morocco for several years before relocating to Germany in 1984. The performer is the author of twelve books, and his texts have been published in various anthologies and magazines all over the world. He was nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize.
Marina Warner was born in London in 1946. Daughter of an English father and Italian mother, she grew up in Cairo, Brussels, and in Cambridge, England. She studied French and Italian at the University of Oxford. The subject of her first book, »The Dragon Empress: Life and Times of Tz’u-hsi,
Mario Calabresi, born in Milan in 1970, studied history and journalism. He worked as a parliamentary correspondent for the ANSA news agency and the Rome-based daily newspaper »La Stampa«. Today he works as a correspondent for the daily »La Repubblica« in New York. »Spingendo la notte più in là«, the