ilb Jahre: 2011

Mort Rosenblum

Mort Rosenblum, reporter, author, and educator, has covered stories on seven continents since the 1960s, from war in Biafra to tango dancing by the Seine. He was editor-in-chief of the »International Herald Tribune«; special correspondent for The Associated Press; AP bureau chief in Africa, Southeast Asia, Argentina, and France; and

Mohammed Achaari

Mohammed Achaari was born in Moulay Driss Zerhoun, Marokko, in 1951. He studied law at Mohammed V University, Rabat, graduating in 1975. He started his literary career with a short story «Waiting for the Death of the Father» in 1967 and his first collection of poetry, »Sahil Al Khail Al

Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews was born in the Mennonite town of Steinbach, Manitoba, in central Canada in 1964. After high school she moved to Montreal, travelled Europe, and returned to Manitoba only for her studies. She did her bachelor’s degree in cinematography, and studied journalism in Halifax. She produced numerous radio documentaries,

Miguel Syjuco

Miguel Syjuco was born in 1976 in the Philippine capital city Manila. Fleeing with his parents from the Marcos regime, he spent a decade of his childhood in Canada, but otherwise grew up in Manila. Against what his father, an active politician, hoped for, his youngest son already knew from

Melinda Nadj Abonji

Melinda Nadj Abonji was born in the small town of Bečej in Serbia. Her family belonged to the Hungarian minority there in the province of Vojvodina. At the age of five, she emigrated with her parents to Switzerland, where she grew up next to Lake Zurich.At the University of Zurich,

Meira Chand

Meira Chand (1942), daughter of a Swiss mother and an Indian father, was born and raised in London. After high school she studied arts at the St. Martin’s School of Art, then specialized in textile design at Hammersmith Art School. She married an Indian business man, with whom she left

Martin Algus

Martin Algus born 1973, is currently the most successful Estonian playwright. His debut plays »Thirst« and »You are!« won the first prizes in the 2007 New Drama Competition; his play »Postmodern Households« was awarded first prize in the same competition in 2009. With »Contact«, Algus won the competition New Baltic

Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa was born in 1936 in Arequipa, Peru, and grew up in Bolivia, northern Peru and Lima. There he studied literature and law and received his doctorate in Madrid. Together with García Márquez, Cortázar, and Fuentes, he belongs to the quartet of the boom in Latin American literature.

Marie Luise Knott

Marie Luise Knott born in Cologne in 1953, she studied political sciences and Roman literature. For many years she worked as an editor for publishing houses. Today she is an independent journalist, translator and author. The former chief editor of the German issue of »Le Monde diplomatique« published many works

Marie Michael

Marie Michael born in 1992, lives in Töpchin, shoe size 38, and that is about all we know. Writes poems, prose, and anything in between. Shortlisted for the »Theo Prize for Young Literature« from 2009 to 2011 and the Hattinger Sponsorship Award in 2010. She joined the Wolfenbüttel Literature Laboratory

Marica Bodrožić

Marica Bodrožić was born in the Dalmatian village of Svib in 1973. She grew up in her grandfather’s home in Dalmatia, and followed her parents to Germany at the age of ten. In her autobiographical text »Sterne erben, Sterne färben. Meine Ankunft in Wörtern« (2007, tr. Inherit Stars, Colour Stars.

Maria Manolescu

Maria Manolescu was born in Braşov, Romania, in 1980. She made her debut with the novel »The Weightlifter from Vitan« in 2006; her second novel, »Like Drops of Blood on the Elevator Floor«, was published in 2010. She has won the Romanian award for best new playwright dramAcum for the