Peter Truschner was born in Klagenfurt in 1967 and grew up in Kärnten, Austria, in Maria Saal, the village already immortalised in literature by Thomas Bernhard and Peter Turrini. He studied Communications, Philosophy and Politics at Salzburg University and from 1990 onwards his work was published in various cultural and
born in 1985 in Braunau am Inn, studied German philology in Vienna. Research associate at STUBE in Vienna. Member of the editorial team of »1001 Buch«. His research focuses on picture books, comics, and gender theories. He is a first-time guest of the ilb and will speak about »Rebellious Pictures.
Norbert Gstrein was born in Mils near Imst, South Tirol in 1961 and now lives in Hamburg. His novels and stories have met with universal acclaim for their formal brilliance in which the design of reality becomes transparent. Close observation and precisely drawn details merge in complex yet well-balanced sentences
Nicolas Mahler was born in Vienna in 1969 and has made a name for himself as teh creator of satirical comics and cartoons, and as an illustrator. Since the late 1990s he has produced around 30 books in German, which have also been published in France, North America, among other
Mieze Medusa was born in 1975, and her activities include poetry slamming, rapping, writing and publishing. She has organized the monthly Poetry Slams textstrom in Vienna for eight years, and she is one of the initiators of Ö-Slam, the Austrian Poetry Slam Championship. Mieze Medusa presents her books on the
Martin Amanshauser was born in Salzburg in 1968, and now lives in Vienna. The author, journalist and translator has been awarded with several prizes, including the Georg Trakl-Förderungspreis für Lyrik (1992) and the Staatsstipendium für Literatur (1996/97). His poems “Hunderttausend verkaufte Exemplare” was very successful (e. g. at the ilb SLAM!
Martin Pollack was born in 1944 in Bad Hall in Upper Austria. After his apprenticeship as a carpenter and cabinetmaker, he began his academic career studying Slavic Studies and Eastern European History. During his studies in Vienna and Warsaw, Pollack worked as a translator and reporter. His intense concern with
Markus Köhle studied German language and literature and Romance studies in Innsbruck and Rome, and taught German as a foreign language in Tunis. Köhle is the host of the Bierstindl Poetry Slam in Innsbruck. Preferring mid-length prose in addition to his short, lively cross-genre texts, the author has published several
Leopold Maurer, born in 1969 in Vienna, first studied sociology at the Universität Wien, then painting and graphic design at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna. Since 1998, he has worked as a freelance artist in the areas of animation, cartoons, comics, and illustration.After publishing in anthologies, he débuted
Kathrin Röggla was born in Salzburg in 1971. She has been appearing as an author since 1988. Her focus is on prose and texts for theater as well as radio. Since her literary debut »Niemand lacht rückwärts« [1995; tr: Nobody Laughts Backwards], she has published several prose volumes that cross
born in Salzburg in 1954, is an Austrian writer and editor of the magazine »Literatur und Kritik«. He has received numerous awards for his essays, travel reports, journals and narrative prose, most recently the Jean Améry Prize for European essay writing. He is a member of the German Academy for