24. ilb
Evening program: Sept 05 – 14, 2024
Young program: Sept 09 – 18, 2024

Herkunft: Austria

Ewald Palmetshofer

Ewald Palmetshofer was born in Linz in 1978, studied Theology, Philosophy and Psychology in Vienna. He was in-house playwright at the Schauspielhaus Wien in 2007/08. In a poll made by the journal »Theater heute«, the participating critics chose him as the best young dramatist in 2008. He also received the

Eva Menasse

Eva Menasse was born in 1970 in Vienna. She studied German language and literature as well as history and worked as a journalist for the Viennese news magazine »Profil« and as a cultural editor for the »FAZ«. In 2000, she reported for weeks on the trial of the Holocaust denier

Elisabeth Steinkellner

Elisabeth Steinkellner was born in southern Lower Austria in 1981. After training as a social pedagogue and studying cultural and social anthropology in Vienna, she devoted herself to writing.Her numerous children’s books, from »An Herrn Günther mit bestem Gruß!« (2010; tr: To Mr. Günther with Best Regards!) to »Pepe und

Dimitré Dinev

Dimitre Dinev was born in 1968 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He started writing at the time of his secondary schooling in a German speaking ‘Gymnasium’ in Pasardshik. His first texts were published in 1986, both in Bulgarian and Russian. At the end of the 1980’s he took part in protests against

Dietlind Antretter

Dietlind Antretter was born in 1961 in the Austrian city of Salzburg. After attending grammar school she began studying German Language and Literature in her home city, during which time she was already working as a journalist and in a theatre. At the same time she was employed in the

Clemens J. Setz

was born 1982 in Graz. In 2001, he began his studies in German Language and Literature and Mathematics in his hometown. At the same time, he published poems and short stories in magazines and on Austrian radio. His début novel, »Söhne und Planeten« (tr: »Sons and Planets«), published in 2007,

Christoph Wilhelm Aigner

born 1954 in Upper Austria’s Wels, he studied German Language and Literature, Communications and Sports Science in Salzburg. His publications include books of poetry, stories and other prose, translations as well as the novel »Die schönen bitteren Wochen des Johann Nepomuk« (tr: The beautiful bitter weeks of Johann Nepomuk). He

Armen Avanessian

studied philosophy and political science in Vienna and Paris, and comparative literature in Bielefeld. He worked at the Peter Szondi institute of comparative literature at Berlin’s Free University. Avanessian was a visiting fellow of the German departments at Columbia University and Yale, and a visiting professor at art academies in

Arno Geiger

Arno Geiger was born in 1968 and grew up in Wolfurt, near Bregenz. He studied law, German language and literature, comparative literature and history and has been living and writing in Vienna since 1993. For his novel »Es geht uns gut« (2005) he was awarded the German Book Prize given

Anna Zilahi

born in Pécs, Hungary in 1990, is currently studying Transmedia Art in Vienna. Her first book of poems, »A bálna nem motívum« (tr: The Whale is not a Motif«, was published in 2017. She is a founding member of xtro realm, a group of visual artists who use various methods

Angelika Fitz

Angelika Fitz is a curator for international cultural institutions. She realizes exhibitions on the roles of modern cities and platforms that serve as interfaces between art, research, and society, like the project »We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City«. A world-traveling lecturer, Fitz is currently a guest professor at the future.lab of

Andi Pianka

original name: Andrzej Pianka, born in 1978 in Katowice, Poland. Since 1983 he’s been living and vivid in Vienna where he also was educated. Writing activities (literary, sometimes also journalistic) approximately since the turn of the century – readings, numerous poetry slams and open mics, publications in literary journals and