Lydia Dimitrow

born in 1989 in Berlin, Dimitrow has studied literature at Berlin’s Free University since 2008. She was invited to the Treffen junger Autoren in 2005 and 2007 and, in 2008, helped found Lauschgift, a reading platform for authors. She writes prose, plays, Internet pieces, and anthologies, and is a writer and dramatic advisor for the […]

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 literature in his portfolio, he […]

Zeynep Aygen

was interested in monument protection, museums, and the preservation of historical buildings during her university studies. Her academic stations include the University of Bahrain, the Berlin Technical University, and the School of Environmental Design and Management at the University of Portsmouth. Aygen is currently a lecturer at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul. […]

Zsófia Bán

Portrait Zsófia Bán

Zsófia Bán was born in 1957 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1969, she returned with her parents to their home country, Hungary. After studying English and Romance Languages from 1976 to 1981 in Budapest, she studied in Lisbon, Minneapolis, and New Brunswick, curated exhibitions and worked as a doctoral fellow at the Hungarian Academy […]

Zeruya Shalev

Zeruya Shalev was born in Kinneret kibbutz in Galilee, Israel, in 1959. She took Biblical Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; after graduation, she initially worked as an editor. »Ḥayyê ahavā« (1997; Eng. »Love Life«, 2007), the first volume of a novel trilogy, brought her international acclaim as a writer and the Golden Book […]

Zaza Burchuladze

Portrait Zaza Burchuladze

Zaza Burchuladze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1973. He studied painting at the Tbilisi State Academy of the Arts and has worked as a writer, translator and journalist. Burchuladze has translated works by Dostoyevski, Kharms and Sorokin from Russian into Georgian and has himself written numerous novels, stories, essays and movie scripts. His first […]

Yulia Marfutova

Portrait 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 Berliner Festspiele, and the Literary […]

Xiaolu Guo

Portrait 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 to London and realized several […]

Wolfgang Hörner

born in 1964 in Öhringen, studied in Würzburg, Heidelberg and York, England. He worked for Eichborn publishing house in Frankfurt from 1990 to 1998 before founding Eichborn Berlin, which he headed up until 2008. In 2009, he founded Galiani Berlin publishers. He is the author of forewords and afterwords for authors such as Johann Fischart, […]