ilb Jahre: 2013

Yves Grevet

Yves Grevet was born in Paris in 1961 and grew up in Vitry-sur-Seine. As a youth he had already begun writing sketches and plays. After completing a teaching degree in Melun he spent two years in Ankara before working as a teacher in a Parisian suburb. Grevet submitted his manuscripts

Yevgeniy Breyger

Yevgeniy Breyger, born in Ukraine in 1989, studied Creative Writing and Cultural Journalism in Hildesheim, and has been a student of the German Creative Writing Program Leipzig since 2012. Breyger received various scholarships and rewards: In 2010 he was the winner at the Treffen junger Autoren, was granted a scholarship

Viktor Jerofejew

Viktor Yerofeyev was born in Moscow in 1947. His father was an interpreter for Vyacheslav Molotov, among others, and was also the Soviet ambassador in France. Yerofeyev studied philology and linguistics at Lomonsov University in Moscow and received his doctorate on Dostoyevsky and French existentialism. In 1979, he collaborated on

Ville Tietäväinen

Ville Tietäväinen was born in 1970 in Helsinki. He is a qualified architect, graphic designer, illustrator and caricaturist, but has mainly made a name for himself in the past years as an author and illustrator of longer comic stories. Tietäväinen released his first comic, which plays in Thailand, »Hymyilevä kuu«

Verena Zoppei

works with the association »Mafia? Nein danke!« (tr.: Mafia? No thank you!) in Berlin and for Libera in Italy. She obtained her doctorate at the Faculty of Law at Humboldt University and the University of Milan. Her work focuses on economic crime, and in particular on anticorruption and anti-money laundering

Tzveta Sofronieva

Tzveta Sofronieva was born in Sofia in 1963. She completed her studies in physics in 1986, going on to gain her PhD in the history and philosophy of science in 1991 and attended a poetry master class with the Russian-American Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky. She worked several years as a

Tim Dinter

born in Hamburg in 1971, Tim Dinter grew up in Bonn, Bavaria and Brussels, where he attended Alain Goffin’s Comic Class in 1987. He studied Visual Communication at the Academy of Art Berlin and at the London College of Printing. Together with fellow students, he founded monogatari in 1999. The

Till Thomas

born in Werther in 1979, Till Thomas grew up in Bremen. In 2001 he moved to Hamburg, where he studied Illustration with Anke Feuchtenberger at the HAW. He was a sub-editor of »Orang« Magazine. His comics have appeared in international anthologies, including »Bile noire« and »Glömp« as well as in

Thomas Henseler & Susanne Buddenberg

studied Design at FH Aachen and Film at the HFF »Konrad Wolf« in Potsdam-Babelsberg. After graduation they founded their company Zoom und Tinte, and have since then worked together on comics, illustrations and storyboards. Both also teach at the faculties for Design, Film and Game. Their first graphic novel »Grenzfall«

Taiye Selasi

Taiye Selasi was born in London in 1979 and grew up in Brookline, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of a Nigerian-Scottish paediatrician also known for her commitment to children’s rights, and a surgeon from Ghana who has also written several well-known volumes of poetry. Selasi gained