22. ilb 07. - 17.09.2022

ilb Jahre: 2012

Tim Parks

Tim Parks was born in Manchester in 1954, grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since, teaching literary translation at the University of Milan. Parks has published over fifteen novels, numerous essays, short stories and academic

Thomas Pletzinger

Thomas Pletzinger, born in Münster in 1975, studied American Languages and Literature in Hamburg and at the German Institute for Literature in Leipzig. The critics enthusiastically praised his debut novel »Bestattung eines Hundes« (2008; tr.: Funeral of a dog), for which he received the Uwe Johnson Young Writers’ Award. For

Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1965. The American journalist and author earned his doctorate in History and has written for »Harper’s Magazine« and other journals. Frank’s work focuses on the »Culture War« and the relationship of culture and politics in the USA. He is the founder

Thomas Kapielski

Thomas Kapielski was born in Berlin-Charlottenburg in 1951. He studied Geography, Philosophy and Music Theory and as an artist, musician, performer and author belonged to West Berlin’s bohemian literary scene. He transformed from an inside tip to cult author with the books »Davor kommt noch. Gottesbeweise IX–XIII« (1988; tr: Before

Teju Cole

Teju Cole was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1975, but grew up in Lagos with his parents from Nigeria. He returned to the USA in 1992, for him »a country of which I had been a citizen my whole life, and yet it was a country I only knew from

Tendai Huchu

Tendai Huchu was born in 1982 in Bindura, Zimbabwe. He studied Mining Engineering at the University of Harare and dropped out in the middle of the first semester, and from there had various jobs, including working in a casino. His writing career began in 2010. His début novel »The Hairdresser

Susanne Schädlich

Susanne Schädlich was born in Jena in 1965 and is a writer and translator. She left the GDR with her parents and her sister Anna in 1977, and moved to the USA in 1987. She has lived in Berlin, since she returned to Germany in 1999. In 2009 Susanne Schädlich

Silvia Bovenschen

Silvia Bovenschen, born in 1946, is a literary scholar and essayist who lives in Berlin. In 2000, she was awarded the Roswitha Prize of the town of Bad Gandersheim and the Johann-Heinrich-Merck Prize by the German Academy for Language and Poetry. In 2007 he received the Ernst-Robert-Curtius Prize for Essay-Writing.

Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua was born in Tira, Israel, in 1975. He studied Sociology and Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Kashua is a columnist and film critic, and writes for the Israeli papers »Haaretz« and »Ha’ir« as well as writing screenplays for the sitcom »Avoda Aravit« (tr.: Arab work). The

Samanta Schweblin

Samanta Schweblin was born in Buenos Aires in 1978. She studied cinematography at the University of Buenos Aires and subsequently founded an agency for web design. Her first anthology of short stories, »El núcleo del disturbio« (tr: The Nucleus of Unrest) was published in 2002 and was awarded the prestigious

Salah Naoura

Salah Naoura was born in West Berlin in 1964, the son of a Syrian father and a German mother, and grew up in Berlin and Eschborn. He studied German and Scandinavian Studies and, after graduating, moved to Hamburg, where he worked as an editor in a publishing company for children’s

Sabine Scho

Sabine Scho was born in 1970 in Ochtrup, Westfalia. From 1990 to 1999 she studied German literature and philosophy at the Westfälische Wilhelms University in Münster. She subsequently lived in Hamburg until she moved to São Paulo in 2006. Her first volume of poetry, »Album«, first appeared as »Thomas Kling