24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

ilb Jahre: 2011

Yevgeniy Breyger

Yevgeniy Breyger, born in Ukraine in 1989, studied Creative Writing and Cultural Journalism in Hildesheim, and has been a student of the German Creative Writing Program Leipzig since 2012. Breyger received various scholarships and rewards: In 2010 he was the winner at the Treffen junger Autoren, was granted a scholarship

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

Włodzimierz Nowak

Włodzimierz Nowak was born in 1958 in Poznań, Poland. This cultural studies scholar works as director of the regional museum in Pszczew and focuses on the taboo topic of German cultural legacy. He has been a journalist with »Duży Format«, a supplement of the newspaper »Gazeta Wyborcza«, since 1993. His

Vera Polozkova

Vera Polozkova was born in Moscow in 1986. She abandoned her studies of journalism at the Institute of Art, Culture and Literature at the University of Moscow three months before graduation. As a child already she began writing poems, which she published in her Internet blog and, thus, presented to

Ulrike Draesner

born in 1962, studied in Germany and England. She lives as a freelance writer in Berlin. Her work comprises novels (»Sieben Sprünge vom Rand der Welt«, 2014; tr. Seven jumps from the edge of the world), short stories (»Richtig liegen«, 2011; tr. Being tracked), poems (»Subsong«, 2014) and essays (»Heimliche

Tomáš Zmeškal

Tomáš Zmeškal was born as the son of a Congolese father and a Czech mother in Prague in 1966. His debut novel »Milostný dopis klínovým písmem« (2008, tr.: Love Letter in Cuneiform Script) made him immediately the hope-bearer of young Czech literature. The novel tells the story of a family

Tomasz Leśniak

Polish animation artist, designer and illustrator Tomasz Lew Leśniak was born in Warsaw in 1977. He studied Graphic Design at the European Academy of the arts in Warsaw, and published his first comic in 1990. Together with the author Rafał Skarżycki he created »Jeż Jerzy«, whose first adventure appeared in

Tomasz Rózycki

Tomasz Różycki was born in Opole, Upper Silesia in 1970. He was already singled out for his poetry at school, with an early poem was published in the journal »Polska Miedź«. Różycki studied Romance Languages at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. He then worked as a French teacher at the

Tom Keneally

Thomas Michael Keneally was born in Sydney in 1935. He spent his childhood and youth in different boroughs of the Australian metropolis, and in Kempsey, New South Wales. As a student he dreamt of being a defence player in the national Rugby team, and of receiving the Nobel Prize in

Tino Hanekamp

Tino Hanekamp born in Wippra in the state of Saxony-Anhalt in 1979, he started out as a music journalist and travelled the world before becoming manager of the »Weltbühne« music club in Hamburg. When »Weltbühne« was pulled down, he founded »Uebel & Gefährlich«, a music club that has received several

Tienchi Martin-Liao

Columnist for Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh. Grew up in Taiwan, and now lives in Cologne. After studying literature at National Taiwan University, she moved to Hamburg and later to Bochum, where she completed her master’s degree and was an instructor of Chinese literature. From 2001 to 2010 she worked in the