ilb Jahre: 2014

Jan Bojaryn

Jan Bojaryn grew up in the Ruhr region of Germany. Discovered his love of literature early on and lost it again during his studies in German language and literature. He has tried since then to raise people’s enthusiasm for video games and he writes as a freelance author about games,

Grit Schuster

Grit Schuster, freelance interaction designer, software developer and video artist in Berlin, has been involved in developing computer games and children’s software since 2004 and designs video contents and interaction technology in theatre productions. She worked as a programmer on the iOS products »Schlaf gut« (tr. Sleep well) and »Kleiner

David Vander Meulen

Born in 1968, David Vander Meulen is a French-speaking Belgian comic book writer and illustrator. After studying art and art history, he opened an underground cafe theatre in Brussels with a friend and created his first self-published comics. His drawing style of this period is characteristic of the École Marcinelle,

Christian Schiffer

Christian Schiffer, born in 1979, has worked as journalist and a presenter for the youth show »Zündfunk« on radio stations Bayerisches Rundfunk and Deutschlandradio. His work was awarded the 2012 Kurt Magnus Prize. Since 2012 Christian Schiffer has been editor of the half-yearly bookazine »WASD«, which publishes essayistic texts dealing

Benjamin Rostalski

Benjamin Rostalski, born in 1983, after completing his studies in politics in Berlin, spent many years inspecting computer and video games for the USK (body for self-regulation in entertainment software), before he became head of the project division there in 2010. Since 2011 he has been in charge of taking

Andreas Lange

Andreas Lange, born in 1967, already dealt with the theory of myth-related aspects in computer games in the final dissertation for his degree in religious and theatre studies at the Free University Berlin. Since 1997, as Director of the Computer Game Museum in Berlin, Lange has curated more than thirty

Andreas Rötzer

Andreas Rötzer, born in 1971, studies cultural studies and philosophy in Passau and Paris. From 1999 he worked as a bookkeeper at small Munich publisher Matthes & Seitz, which he took charge of in 2004 and relocated it to Berlin. Before he began to become successful by including contemporary German

Yulia Marfutova

born in Moscow in 1988, studied German philology and history in Berlin and earned her doctorate in Münster. She was awarded, among others, the Berlin Senate’s work stipend, the GWK Prize for Literature, as well as scholarships of the Brecht House, the Jürgen Ponto Foundation, the master class of the

Yuri Herrera

Yuri Herrera Gutiérrez was born in Actopan, Mexico, in 1970. In 1997 he graduated in political science in Mexico City and in 2003 completed a degree in creative writing at the University of Texas at El Paso in the USA. This was followed by a doctorate in Hispanic language and

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1968. She studied English and History at Kenyatta University, earned a Master of Arts at the University of Reading in the UK, and an MPhil from the University of Queensland, Australia.The literary magazine »Kwani?«, founded by Binyavanga Wainaina, published her short

Yang Lian

A child of Chinese diplomats, Yang Lian was born in the Swiss capital Bern in 1955. He grew up in Beijing and in 1974 was sent to the countryside, like all Chinese youths of his generation, for »re-education by peasants«. In 1977 he began working as an editor and programmer

Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo was born in 1973 and grew up in southern China. She studied at the Film Academy of Beijing and the National Film and Television School in London. As a prizewinning, but censorship-restricted writer of screenplays, she initially published several acclaimed and widely translated novels. In 2002, Guo moved