Zora del Buono

Portrait Zora del Buono

Zora del Buono was born in Zurich in 1962. After studying architecture at the ETH Zurich and the Berlin University of the Arts, she spent several years working as an architect and site manager in Berlin. She published her debut novel »Canitz’ Verlangen« (tr: Canitz’ Desire) in 2008. The novel follows literary scholar Hubert Canitz […]

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Portrait Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1968. She studied English and History at Kenyatta University, earned a Master of Arts at the University of Reading in the UK, and an MPhil from the University of Queensland, Australia.The literary magazine »Kwani?«, founded by Binyavanga Wainaina, published her short story, »The Weight of Whispers« […]

Yann Kebbi

Portrait Yann Kebbi

Yann Kebbi was born in Paris in 1987 and studied illustration at the École Estienne and the Image Imprimée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris with an exchange year in New York at the Parsons School of Design. As an illustrator, Kebbi uses colored pencil to outline figures, buildings, streets, and more to create lively, often […]

Yasmine El Rashidi

Portrait Yasmine El Rashidi

Yasmine El Rashidi lives and works in Cairo. She regularly contributes to the New York Review of Books, and is an editor of Bidoun Magazine for contemporary Middle East art and culture. The Battle for Egypt, an anthology of her texts about the Egyptian revolution, was published in 2011.

Wolfram Eilenberger

Portrait 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 paths taken by the most […]

Valeria Luiselli

Portrait Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983. Due to her father’s work, she grew up in the USA, Costa Rica, South Korea, and South Africa. She returned to Mexico at the age of sixteen, studied philosophy, and then moved to New York to commit herself to contemporary dance. She did her PhD in […]

Tony Birch

Portrait 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 than ten years. In 2004, […]

Timothy Morton

Portrait Timothy Morton

is a philosopher and critic. He studied English literature, received his doctorate on the work of Percy Bysshe Shelley and has taught at various US universities, notably at Rice University since 2012. He has collaborated with Björk and Laurie Anderson, and Jeff Bridges, among others. He is the author of 16 books and essays on […]

Thomas Hettche

Portrait Thomas Hettche

Thomas Hettche was born in Treis, near Giessen, Germany, in 1964. He studied philosophy and German in Frankfurt. While still a student, he published his first novel, earning himself an invitation to compete for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in Klagenfurt. He became a member of the jury for the said prize from 1995 to 1999. […]

Tanja Busse

Portrait Tanja Busse

born in 1970 in Eversen, works as a writer, moderator, and journalist for various media outlets. She completed her studies in journalism and philosophy when she finished her PhD in 2000. She works mainly on the topics of agriculture, sustainability, nutrition, and ecology. Most recently, she published the non-fiction book » Das Sterben der anderen« […]

Tara June Winch

Portrait Tara June Winch

Tara June Winch was born in Wollongong, Australia, in 1983. Her father is a member of the Wiradjuri nation in New South Wales. In 2004 she was awarded the David Unaipon Award for indigenous writers for a then unpublished version of her first novel »Swallow the Air« (2006). The novel follows the story of siblings […]

Tamara Bach

Portrait Tamara Bach

Tamara Bach was born in Limburg an der Lahn in 1976 and grew up in Hessen and Rhineland-Palatinate. She took part in the Treffen Junger Autoren between 1993 and 1995. After graduating from high school, she studied in Mainz and Berlin to become a German and English teacher. In 2003, the unpublished manuscript of her […]