ilb Jahre: 2019

Madame Nielsen

The Danish performer, actress, singer, and author Madame Nielsen was born in 1963 in Aarhus and subsequently baptized as Claus Beck-Nielsen. Beck-Nielsen was a guitarist and singer in the Odense band Creme X-Treme from 1984 to 1989, spent time in New York, where he was a member of the performance

Theodora Becker

studied philosophy, political science, and cultural studies in Berlin. At the Freie Universität Berlin she is working on her doctorate on the relationship between bourgeois society and prostitution and is investigating how therein prostitution becomes work although not being regarded as such. She was actively involved in the association HYDRA

Oliver Lubrich

born in Berlin in 1970, studied comparative literature, German literature, and philosophy in Berlin, Saint-Étienne, and Berkeley. He is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Bern and is an internationally renowned scholar of Alexander von Humboldt. Together with Thomas Nehrlich, he directs the editorial team of

Jean Wyllys

born in 1974 in Bahia, is a Brazilian politician, author, and journalist. After studying literature and linguistics, he worked as a university lecturer. He published his reports in various books and newspapers. He is a member of the Partido Socialismo e Liberdade and was one of the first openly homosexual

Fatima Bhutto

Fatima Bhutto was born in Kabul in 1982. She grew up in Syria and Karachi with her father, who lived in exile during the military regime of General Zia-ul-Haq. Fatima Bhutto is the granddaughter of former Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and niece of Benazir Bhutto. During their terms

Annett Gröschner

born in 1964 in Magdeburg, has lived in Berlin since 1983. She studied German language and literature in Berlin and Paris. The award-winning writer, journalist, lecturer, and performer publishes poetry, prose, documentary literature, radio features, and plays. She is best known for her novels »Moskauer Eis« (2000; tr: Moscow Ice)

Andreas Heinz

born in 1960 in Stuttgart, is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He studied medicine, philosophy, and anthropology in Bochum, Berlin, and Washington D.C. Since 2002, he has been the director of the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Campus Charité Mitte in Berlin. He also directs the Department of Migration,

Yassin al-Haj Saleh

Yassin al-Haj Saleh born in 1961 in Raqqa, is a Syrian writer. At 18, he was arrested for being a member of the Communist Party and spent the next 16 years as a political prisoner. Since his release, he has been committed to democratic reform and against the acceptance of

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

Wolfgang Kubin

The sinologist, poet and essayist Wolfgang Kubin was born in Celle/Germany in 1945. He passed his Abitur grammar school leaving certificate at the Dionysianum in Rheine in 1966, and studied Protestant theology, and later Japanology, German language and literature, philosophy, and sinology in Münster, Vienna and Bochum. He wrote his

Wolfram Eilenberger

born in 1972, has his doctorate in philosophy and is a publicist and a writer. One of his aims is to apply philosophical ides to various aspects of modern-day life. He has also written books about soccer and the German crime series »Tatort«. His most recent book describes the dramatic

Widad Nabi

born in 1985 in Kobanî, Syria, is a Kurdish-Syrian author. She studied economics in Syria and writes for numerous Arabic, English, and French-language newspapers and magazines. In Germany her texts have appeared in the »Berliner Zeitung«, »SPON«, and »Kursbuch« as well as in anthologies. In 2018 she received the first