ilb Jahre: 2014

Winfred Kaminski

born in 1948, studied philosophy, German language & literature and education. As head of the Institute for Media Research at Cologne University of Applied Sciences, he looks primarily into computer games and their forms of utilisation. Together with Martin Lorber, Kaminski set up the event series »Clash of Realities« in

Wladimir Kaminer

Wladimir Kaminer was born in 1967 in Moscow. After studying to be a sound engineer for theatre and radio, he studied dramaturgy at the Moscow Institute of Theatre. In 1990, he moved to East Berlin in what was at that point still the GDR. After being assigned a place in

William Sutcliffe

William Sutcliffe was born in London in 1971. From the age of 16, after reading Ian McEwan’s novel »The Cement Garden« (1978), he began to feel that he wanted to be a writer. Sutcliffe studied English at Cambridge and penned a number of scripts for the Footlights Dramatic Club from

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

Vishwajyoti Ghosh

Vishwajyoti Ghosh is an Indian graphic novelist and cartoonist who has published numerous cartoons and comics on social and political topics. His most ambitious and most discussed work to date was the graphic novel »Delhi Calm« (2010). In it Ghosh brings together realistic comic passages with political commentaries and fantastical

Ulrike Draesner

born in 1962, studied in Germany and England. She lives as a freelance writer in Berlin. Her work comprises novels (»Sieben Sprünge vom Rand der Welt«, 2014; tr. Seven jumps from the edge of the world), short stories (»Richtig liegen«, 2011; tr. Being tracked), poems (»Subsong«, 2014) and essays (»Heimliche

Ulrike Guérot

studied politics, history and economics. She has worked with various European think tanks. In 2013, she founded the European Democracy Lab. The central idea of the Lab is to constitute Europa as Republic, based on the principle of political equality for all European citizens. Ulrike Guérot is further Head of

Ulrike Herrmann

born in 1964 in Hamburg, she studied philosophy and the history of economics at FU Berlin after attending the Henri Nannen School and training as a bank clerk. She previously worked for the Körber Foundation. She has been an economics correspondent for the »taz« newspaper since 2000. She has published

Ursula Dubosarsky

Ursula Dubosarsky was born in 1961 as the third child of a literary family in Sydney. She already wanted to be an author at the age of six. At Sydney University she studied English and other languages including Old Icelandic, Latin and Greek. After graduating, she moved to Canberra, spent

Truus Matti

Truus Matti, born 1961 in the Netherlands, worked as an editor at several publishers and as a freelance writer, before applying to Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam, where she made film and animation.Her debut as a writer came with the novel »Vertrektijd« (2007; en. »Departure Time«). In this story, a

Tony Birch

Tony Birch grew up in Melbourne. Expelled from several schools as an adolescent, he did not graduate until later. Enthusiastic about literature, he decided to study at the University of Melbourne, where he has now been teaching courses in creative writing at the School of Culture and Communication for more

Tope Folarin

Tope Folarin was born in Ogden, Utah as the son of Nigerian immigrants and he grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. He studied political science in Atlanta and then received his Master’s as a Rhodes Scholar from the University of Oxford. Following that he worked as a press speaker and