ilb Jahre: 2015

Wolfgang Kaleck

born in 1960,is a lawyer for international criminal law and human rights. He is the legal counsel to Edward Snowden as well as founder and secretary general of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), an independent human rights organization. He has also published several books, has been

Wolfram Lotz

born in 1981 in Hamburg, Lotz grew up in the Black Forest region and lives in Leipzig. He writes prose, poetry, and plays. He is a winner of the Kleist dramatists grant, as well as a grant for humorous literature. The 2011 »Theater heute« critics’ poll voted him best young

Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka was born in Abeokuta, western Nigeria, in 1934. Following Literature and Drama Studies in Nigeria (Ibadan) and England (Leeds) he worked at the London Royal Court Theatre as an actor and dramatic advisor, where he also wrote his first plays. In 1960 he returned to Nigeria, where he

Wiktoria Lomasko

Victoria Lomasko was born in Serpukhov, Russia in 1978. Since completing her studies in Graphic Design at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts in 2003, she works on the border of graphic art, activism and contemporary art. Since then she has published illustrations in various magazines and newspapers, with

Varujan Vosganian

Varujan Vosganian was born in Craiova, Romania in 1958. He studied commerce at the Academy of Economic Studies and mathematics at the University of Bucharest, earning his doctorate in economics from the latter in 1998. He is a conservative politician, has been president of the Union of Armenians in Romania

Valerie Fritsch

born in Graz in 1989. She has published two novels as well as several pieces for literary magazines and radio. She has also produced texts for the theatre and for film. Numerous awards and literary scholarships, most recently a government scholarship awarded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the

Uwe Wittstock

Uwe Wittstock was born in Leipzig in 1955. Literary editor of the »Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung«, 1980–1989, and editor for the S. Fischer Verlag for 10 years. He worked for »Die Welt« before becoming literature editor of »Focus« magazine in 2010. Theodor Wolff Prize for journalism, 1989. Recent publications were »Nach

Ulrich Wickert

born in 1942 in Tokyo, has been a correspondent in the USA and France and anchored the evening news on ARD television until 2006. In addition to non-fiction about changing social values, he has also written detective novels, most recently »Das Schloss in der Normandie« (2015, tr. The Castle in

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

Thomas Brovot

born in Cologne in 1958, studied Romance languages and literature and political science, and is now a successful literary translator. He translates from Spanish, Portuguese and French, including works by Reinaldo Arenas, Juan Goytisolo, and Federico García Lorca. In 2018 he was awarded the Paul Celan Prize for his complete

Theresia Enzensberger

born in 1986, Enzensberger studied film at Bard College in upstate New York. She is a freelance writer for, among other publications and sites, the »FAZ,« »FAS,« »Die Zeit,« »Zeit Online,« »Monopol,« and »Clustermag.« She has been publishing »Block Magazine« since 2014 and is the author of the online magazine

Sylvia Ofili

Silvia Ofili was born in 1984 in Nigeria and lives in Lagos, the former capital and now most populous city in the country. The author, who describes herself on Twitter as a dreamer and teacher, uses more than tweeting to speak out on topical social and political issues; she also