ilb Jahre: 2015

Susanne Lange

born in 1964 in Berlin, wrote her doctoral thesis on contemporary Latin American and German authors. Was a visiting lecturer at Tübingen and Bogotá. Has translated the works of García Lorca, Rulfo, Vargas Llosa, Marías, Cervantes, and others, since 1992. Is the recipient of the Spanish Embassy Translation Prize (2005),

Susanne Schüssler

born in Munich in 1962, studied German language and literature, communications, and publishing law, earning her doctorate in 1991. After a traineeship and student work at Hanser Verlag, she gained publishing experience in New York, Paris, and Cologne. Since 1991, she has worked at the Klaus Wagenbach publishing house, first

Stefan Zweifel

Stefan Zweifel was born in 1967 in Zurich, Switzerland. After studying philosophy, comparative literature, and Egyptology, he wrote his dissertation, working with Michael Pfister, on Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and the French doctor and philosopher Julien Offray de La Mettrie. The two also collaborated on

Sirka Elspaß

born in Oberhausen, Germany, in 1995, Elspass won the »Treffen junger Autoren« in 2010 and 2012, and a 2013 North Rhine-Westphalia Postpoetry prize. She has been published in magazines and anthologies, including »STILL« and »Landpartie 15.« She is currently studying creative writing and arts journalism in Hildesheim, where she lives

Sjoerd Kuyper

Sjoerd Kuyper was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1952. In 1974, he broke off his study of Philosophy to work as a writer. He has written more than fifty books, primarily for young readers. His books have been translated into more than ten languages and adapted for television and

Sigrid Weigel

born in Hamburg in 1950, is a literary and cultural science scholar. She held academic posts in Hamburg, Essen, Zurich, Potsdam, Princeton and was the director of the Center for Literary and Cultural Research in Berlin from 1999 to 2015. She has published on authors such as Heine, Freud, Warburg,

Shukri Mabkhout

Shukri Mabkhout was born in 1962 in Tunis, Tunisia. He holds a PhD in literature from the Arts College of Manouba, and is currently the university’s president. Mabkhout is the editor-in-chief of three Tunisian journals: »The Annals of the Tunisian University«, an academic journal, »Academia«, a bimonthly magazine focused on

Sheila Kohler

Sheila Kohler was born in Johannesburg in 1941 and grew up with violent impressions of South Africa under apartheid. The experiences of her childhood and youth shape her work to the present day. She has published three volumes of short stories, ten novels and a number of essays, and currently

Sara Colaone

Sara Colaone was born in 1970 in Pordenone, Italy, Colaone teaches cartoon drawing and illustration at Bologna’s academy of fine arts and works as an animator, comic strip author, and illustrator. She made her debut as an illustrator in 1998 with the graphic novel »Pranzo di famiglia« (tr: Family Meal),

Sarah Blau

born in 1973 in Bnei Brak, Israel, Blau studied history and psychology at Bar-Ilan University. After writing plays, TV reports, and newspaper articles about the role of feminism in the Orthodox Jewish community, her first book was published in 2007. In »Yetzer Lev Ha-Adama« (tr: The Book of Creation) she

Salah Naoura

Salah Naoura was born in West Berlin in 1964, the son of a Syrian father and a German mother, and grew up in Berlin and Eschborn. He studied German and Scandinavian Studies and, after graduating, moved to Hamburg, where he worked as an editor in a publishing company for children’s

Salman Rushdie

  Salman Rushdie is the author of twelve novels, »Grimus«, »Midnight’s Children« (which won the Booker Prize in 1981), »Shame«, »The Satanic Verses«, »Haroun and the Sea of Stories«, »The Moor’s Last Sigh«, »The Ground Beneath Her Feet«, »Fury«, »Shalimar the Clown«, »The Enchantress of Florence«, »Luka and the Fire