ilb Jahre: 2014

Shahin Najafi

Shahin Najafi born in 1980 in Bandar Anzali, studied sociology and is a poet and musician. After demands that his work be censored, he emigrated from Iran in 2005. In his work, he denounces the socio-metal problems and taboos and supports initiatives to promote human rights. In 2012, Najafi had

Sarnath Banerjee

Sarnath Banerjee, born in 1972 in Kolkata, is and Indian comic author, illustrator and publisher. After studying visual communications at Goldsmith College at the University of London, he published his first graphic novel »Corridor« in 2004. Like his later works, this book deals with the fast-changing Indian society and also

Sebastian 23

born as Sebastian Rabsahl in Duisburg in 1979, he studied philosophy. He performed at poetry slams and on television under his pseudonym from 2003 onwards and also published several of his sets on CD, among others as a member of the literary performing »boy group« Smaat. His books like »Schwerkraft

Ryad Assani-Razaki

Ryad Assani-Razaki was born in 1981 in Cotonou in the West African state of Benin as the son of a computer scientist and a mother who was a literature enthusiast. He studied computer science at the University of North Carolina in the USA and the Université de Montréal in Canada.

Rolf Hosfeld

Rolf Hosfeld born in 1948 in Bad Berleburg. He was a free lanced writer and historian as well as the Academic Director of the Potsdam Lepsius House, an institute in Genocide Research. He studied German language and literature, political science, history and philosophy in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin, and

Romain Puértolas

Romain Puértolas was born in Montpellier in 1975. As well as his native France he has lived in Spain and England, working as a translator, magician and police inspector with the French border service. He maintains that he was already writing at the age of seven, when he penned poems

Ralph Stock

Ralph Stock, born in 1969, and is seen as one of the first professional developers of commercially sold computer games in Germany and Europe. His debut, »Der Stein der Weisen« (1984; tr. The Philospher’s Stone), was a great commercial success, which he was also able to repeat with »Mad TV«

Peter Merseburger

Peter Merseburger, born in 1928 in Zeitz, studied German, history and sociology in Halle (Saale) and Marburg/Lahn. After first of all writing articles for German weekly the »Spiegel«, he presented the television programme »Panorama« from 1967 to 1975. From 1977 he was a correspondent for »ARD« reporting from places like

Peter Schneider

Peter Schneider was born in Lübeck in 1940 and grew up in Freiburg, where he began his studies in German language, history and philosophy. He completed his education in Berlin. He wrote speeches for SPD politicians during the Bundestag election campaign in 1965. Schneider quickly found a role as one

Peter Glaser

born in 1957 in Graz. He wrote his first book together with Niklas Stiller in 1983, titled »Der große Hirnriß« (tr. The Great Madness), a literary debate between the old 1968 and the cynical 1980s generation. An honorary member of the Chaos Computer Club, he has written articles on the

Patrick Ness

Born in the US, Patrick Ness, moved to the UK in 1999. He is the author of two novels and a short story collection for adults, and five novels for young adults. His »Chaos Walking« trilogy (»The Knife of Never Letting Go«, 2008, »The Ask and the Answer«, 2009, »Monsters

Patrick Rau

Patrick Rau, born in 1976. His company kunst-stoff which he set up in 2008 not only develops interactive installations for exhibitions, but also games for PC, Mac, consoles and mobile devices, working at the present time more intensively in the area of transmedia and serious games (in collaboration with Munich