22. ilb 07. - 17.09.2022

ilb Jahre: 2018

Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith was born in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia and began drawing as a very young child. He studied drawing and printmaking at the NSCAD University in Halifax and has illustrated numerous children’s books since then, working for the publishing houses Nimbus Publishing and Groundwood Books.»Sidewalk Flowers« (2015),

Sujatha Gidla

Sujatha Gidla was born in 1964 in Andhra Pradesh, India, as a member of the Dalit caste or »Untouchables«, the descendants of the original inhabitants of India. She studied physics at Regional Engineering College in Warangal and later worked as a researcher at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.

Stephan Thome

Stephan Thome was born in 1972 in Biedenkopf in Hesse. He studied philosophy, Chinese studies, and religious studies at the FU Berlin and wrote his dissertation on Confucian thought. He spent extensive time conducting research in East Asia, in particular Taipei, where he taught and translated until 2011. In his

Stefanie Höfler

Stefanie Höfler, born in 1978 near Stuttgart studied German, English and Scandinavian philology at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg and the University of Dundee in Scotland. She later worked as a teacher and drama instructor.In 2015, she made her writing début with »Mein Sommer mit Mucks« (tr: My Summer with Mucks),

Steffen Mensching

Steffen Mensching was born in 1958 in East Berlin. He took cultural studies at the Humboldt-Universität, was a member of the musical theater group Karls Enkel, and together with Hans-Eckardt Wenzel created clownish cabaret programs, including »Letztes aus der DaDaeR«, which was adapted for the screen in 1990. He also

Stefan Weidner

born in 1967 in Cologne, is an author and translator. Until 2016, he was editor-in-chief of the »Art&Thought« magazine for dialogue with the Islamic world. His most recent non-fiction book »1001 Buch« (2019; tr: 1001 Books) sheds light on »the complexity of the Islamic-influenced literary, linguistic, and cultural realm« (SRW2).

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

Sivan Ben Yishai

grew up in Jerusalem and studied scenic writing and theater directing in Tel-Aviv, where she made her start as a director. She has been living in Berlin for six years, writing about war in peace, cappuccino and tear gas, daddies whose time is up, and generally about the homely man

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,

Sergio Raimondi

Sergio Raimondi, born in 1968 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, is a writer and lecturer in contemporary literature at the Universidad Nacional del Sur. After completing his studies in literature he worked for the Museo del Puerto in the harbourside location of Ingeniero White, a museum dedicated to the changing everyday

Shahad al-Rawi

Shahad Al Rawi was born in 1986 in Baghdad. After attending the Al Mansour school, she graduated from the University of Damascus. In 2016, she published her first novel »Sa’at Baghdad« (Eng. »The Baghdad Clock«, 2018). The story is set in a well-to-do neighborhood of the Iraqi capital, at a

Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. The son of Abbey theatre actress Joan O’Hara, he was raised in London and the Irish capital, where he attended the Catholic University School and later studied English and Latin at Trinity College. After completing his studies, he spent several years living