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

Herkunft: Canada

Miguel Syjuco

Miguel Syjuco was born in 1976 in the Philippine capital city Manila. Fleeing with his parents from the Marcos regime, he spent a decade of his childhood in Canada, but otherwise grew up in Manila. Against what his father, an active politician, hoped for, his youngest son already knew from

Michèle Lemieux

“This book is like a dialogue, an open door between our childhood world and the world of adults. I wanted to let the world be seen through the eyes of this young girl who wonders about a very simple experience: existence!” This is what Michèle Lemieux has to say about

Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje was born in Ceylon (today Sri Lanka) in 1943. After spending ten years in England, where he began his studies, the eighteen-year-old migrated to Canada and has been a Canadian citizen since 1962. He studied at Bishop’s University, the University of Toronto and Queen’s University, and since 1971

Michael Day

Michael Day is a Canadian-born sinologist (currently a UK citizen). He studied at the University of British Columbia, spent many years in China, and is considered an expert for Chinese avant-garde poetry. He helped Liao Yiwu to record his poem »Massacre« on tape. Day has worked with the Digital Archive

Matthieu Aikins

earned a master’s degree in Middle East Studies from New York University. He is a contributing writer for the »New York Times Magazine« and has reported on Afghanistan and the Middle East since 2008. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2022 for his work in a team covering civilian casualties

Matthew Forsythe

Matthew Forsythe was born in Toronto, Canada, and works as a writer, comic artist, animator, and illustrator. His debut work, »Ojingogo« (2008), was originally published as a webcomic. The comic, which tells the story of a girl, her octopus, and the creatures the two encounter, won the Pigskin Peters Award,

Martin Winckler

Martin Winckler was born as Marc Zaffran in Algeria in 1955. His family moved first to Israel, and then to France in 1962. He passed his state exams in 1982 at the medical faculty in Tours. In 1983 he opened his own practice and performed abortions in a clinic. For

Martha Brooks

Martha Brooks was born in 1944 in Ninette, Manitoba and she is considered one of the most important authors of youth literature. When asked about her personal style of narration, she has said, “Each book takes me where I never expected to go. I don’t plot. The energy is all

Mark Strand

Mark Strand was born in 1934 in Summerside on the Canadian Prince Edward Island and he grew up in the United States and South America.  He studied at Antioch College in Ohio, at Yale University and at the University of Iowa, where he started teaching after a residence in Italy

Madeleine Thien

Canadian writer Madeleine Thien was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1974, the year her Chinese-Malaysian family immigrated to Canada. Pursuing her childhood interest in ballet, Thien studied modern dance at Simon Fraser University. From 1994 on she was a student at the University of British Columbia, where she received

Lisa Robertson

Canadian poet, essayist and translator, began publishing in the early 90s in Vancouver. She also extends her work with language and sound beyond the page, into exhibition and performance. Her 9th book of poetry, »3 Summers«, is about to be published by Coach House books. She lives in France.

Leanne Shapton

Leanne Shapton was born in 1973 in Toronto. She studied at McGill University in Montreal and at Pratt Institute in New York. Among other things, she worked as editor and art director at the »National Post« and as an illustrator for the »New York Magazine«, and was art director at