22. ilb 07. - 17.09.2022

ilb Jahre: 2012

Sabina Berman

Sabina Berman, of East European and Jewish origin, was born in Mexico City in 1955. Her father had emigrated to Mexico in the 1930s when Lázaro Cárdenas was the President of the country. Sabina Berman started writing while still a student of Mexican Literature and Psychology at the Universidad Latinoamericana.

Robert Paul Weston

Robert Paul Weston was born in 1975 in Dover, Great Britain. He studied Sociology and Film at Queen’s University in Kingston and Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. Weston has worked in a number of unusual jobs – as a professional trampolinist, life guard, editor of a literary

Richard David Precht

Richard David Precht was born in Solingen in 1964 and studied philosophy, German Language and Literature and Art History in Cologne. He obtained his doctorate in 1994 with a thesis on Robert Musil’s »The Man Without Qualities«. Precht worked for German magazines, newspapers and radio stations. His greatest publication success

Richard Sennett

Richard Sennett was born in Chicago in 1943, is a sociologist and teaches at New York University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. His texts often deal with capitalism and its impact on man. In »The Corrosion of Character« (1998), for example, he criticizes the loss of

Rebecca Martin

Rebecca Martin born in Berlin in 1990. In 2009 she obtained her Abitur school-leaving certificate at the Waldorf School Kreuzberg. She was casted for several film, TV and theatre productions. At the age of 18 she published her diary-style debut novel »Frühling und so« (2008; tr.: Spring etc.), about the

Raj Kamal Jha

Raj Kamal Jha was born in Bihar in 1966 and grew up in Calcutta. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur. At the same time he published first texts in the students’ journal »Alankar«. After his graduation he continued his studies in an academic field

Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward was born in 1964 in Woking in Great Britain. She studied Geography at Durham University and began writing in the mid-2000s. Her début »Numbers« (2009), the first book in the trilogy of the same name, was an instant success. At the heart of the story is 15-year-old Jem,

Pilar Velasco

Pilar Velasco Acedo was born in Madrid, where she later studied journalism. She has been working for Cadena SER, the oldest Spanish national radio station, since 2006. She writes for various digital publications. Pilar Velasco also wrote political reports for Interviú magazine and worked for various TV stations. She attended

Philip Grassmann

Philip Grassmann studied Politics at Berlin Free University and the London School of Economics, and attended the ASV School of Journalism. Initially a film critic, he became an editor at the daily newspaper »Die Welt« before working as a political correspondent in the Berlin bureau of »Süddeutsche Zeitung«,. Since 2008

Peter Walker

Peter Walker was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1947. He grew up in Christchurch and Hawkes Bay and studied literature and law at university in Wellington and Auckland. In the 1970s he travelled widely in Asia, Europe and America and began a career in journalism in 1976. He worked

Péter Nádas

Péter Nádas was born Budapest in 1942. In the 1960s he was a photo reporter and journalist, and worked for »Nök Lapja« magazine and the daily »Pest Megyei Hirlap«. At the age of 23 he gave his literary debut with »A biblia« (1967; tr.: The Bible). The novella about the