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

ilb Jahre: 2020

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

Zaia Alexander

is a writer and translator based in Potsdam and Los Angeles. She did her PhD in German studies at UCLA, was a Research Assistant at the Getty Research Institute, was program director at Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades, and was chair of the translation jury at PEN Center USA in

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

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.

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

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

Viken Berberian

Viken Berberian was born in Beirut in 1966 and grew up on a street called Zokak-el blot, which means the cobbled alley. He moved to Los Angeles in December of 1975, eight months after the start of the Lebanese civil war. Berberian completed graduate studies at Columbia University and the

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.

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

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

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

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