ilb Jahre: 2020

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 In 2004 she was awarded the David Unaipon Award for indigenous writers for a then unpublished version of her first novel »Swallow the Air« (2006).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

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,

Szczepan Twardoch

Szczepan Twardoch was born in 1979 in Pilchowice in the Polish province of Silesia[Województwo śląskie] (Województwo śląskie). He belongs to a Polish Silesian minority. Twardoch studied sociology and philosophy in Katowice. He came to literary writing while writing his master’s thesis on the French Revolution. The central question he asked

Susanne Koelbl

born in Munich, has been a foreign correspondent for »Der Spiegel« since 2004, where she reports from Central Asia and the Middle East. Among other prizes, she has received the Reemtsma Liberty Award for her reporting. Together with Olaf Ihlau, she published »Geliebtes, dunkles Land« (2007; tr: Beloved, Dark Country).

Sumana Roy

is the author of »How I Became a Tree« (2017; Fr. »Comment Je Suis Devenue Un Arbre«, 2020), a work of nonfiction, »Missing. A Novel« (2018), »Out of Syllabus. Poems« (2019), »My Mother’s Lover and Other Stories« (2019), a collection of short stories. Her poems, essays and stories have been

Steven Uhly

Steven Uhly was born in Cologne in 1964. He began training as an interpreter and translator in Valencia in 1983, followed by studies in German studies as well as Spanish and Portuguese language and literature in Cologne, Bonn, and Lisbon. His dissertation focused on »multipersonality as poetics«. Uhly headed the

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).

Stefanie Bröring

Stefanie Bröring is a professor for Technology and Innovation Management in Agribusiness at the University of Bonn since 2013. Her work focuses on analyzing the potential of new technologies and how scientific ideas can be turned into sustainability-oriented innovations.

Sharon Dodua Otoo

The British writer and journalist, Sharon Dodua Otoo, was born in 1972 in London to Ghanaian parents. She studied German and Management Studies at the Royal Holloway College, University of London until 1997. In 2006 she relocated to Germany. In 2012 she published her first novella, titled »the things i

Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan, born in Perth in 1974, is an award-winning artist with a great reputation not only in his home country, but also abroad. When he was young, he began drawing science fiction and horror stories for magazines. Later, he studied art and English literature at the University of Western

Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti was born in Toronto in 1976 and studied art history and philosophy at the University of Toronto and playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada. Sheila Heti’s work spans a variety of genres. So far, she has written plays, short prose, books for children, novels, and has

Sheree Domingo

Sheree Domingo was born in Böblingen in 1989. She studied visual communication at the Art University Kassel and at the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels. Her project »Wie im Paradies« (Eng. »Just Like In Paradise«), which she later developed into her 2019 debut »Ferngespräch« (tr: Long Distance Talk), earned