Herkunft: Germany

Ernst Paul Dörfler

Ernst Paul Dörfler, born in 1950 in Kemberg near Lutherstadt Wittenberg, holds a doctorate in ecochemistry. His book »Back to Nature?« (1986) became a cult book of the East German environmental movement. He has been awarded numerous prizes, including the EURONATUR Prize of the European Natural Heritage Foundation. In 2019,

Miriam Rürup

Miriam Rürup is director of the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European Jewish Studies. Before assuming this post, she was director of the Institute for the History of German Jews in Hamburg from 2012 to 2020. Prior to that, she worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute

Hannes Becker

born 1982 in Frankfurt am Main. Studies in German Literature, American Studies and History in Berlin, as well as Literary Writing in Leipzig. Writes stage plays, radio plays and fiction. Translations of stage plays, literary essays and poetry by, among others, Caryl Churchill, Wayne Koestenbaum, Pamela Carter und Rosmarie Waldrop.

Justus Amias Stohwasser

*2012 in Berlin, was awarded the THEO Prize for Young Literature in 2022 for »Die magische Geschichte von Ebbe und Flut«. He was inspired during a stay with his grandmother by the North Sea after visiting a Moor Museum. He is in 4th grade, writes fantastic stories, and loves graphic

Jona Valentin Rose

*2014 in Munich, was awarded the THEO Prize for Young Literature in 2022 for his short stories »Gespenster I-IV«. He is in the 2nd grade at Windmühlenberg Elementary School in Berlin. Jona Valentin likes to draw and paint and loves to dive into his fantasy worlds. He likes visiting the

Agony [Tonda] Montasser

*2011 in Berlin, was inspired by texts by Martin Piekar to start writing during the first lockdown – writing poetry in the second. He was awarded at THEO 2021 for his poem »Terrassenmassakerkinder versus Zelebrators«, which was described as »a battle against modern apocalyptic horsemen and contemporary evils such as

Barbara Kalender

born in 1958, is a publisher, book designer and author. She worked closely with her partner Jörg Schröder [1938–2020] since 1981 at the publishing house März Verlag. From 1990 to 2018 they developed the first desktop publishing project »Schröder erzählt«. She has also been a regular blogger for the »taz«

Richard Stoiber

born in 1987, completed an apprenticeship in publishing at Suhrkamp Verlag, after which he worked in the editorial and the foreign rights department. He then studied German literature and Scandinavian studies in Berlin. From 2012, he worked as an editor at Matthes & Seitz Berlin. In 2021, he relaunched März

Nazli Karabiyikoglu

born in 1986 in Ankara, studied Turkish language and literature at Boğaziçi Üniversitesi in Istanbul. The author and LGBTIQ* activist has published four story collections and one novel and co-founded the #MeToo movement in the Turkish publishing industry. Due to political and gender repression in her home country, she now

Peter Stein

born in Berlin in 1937, is one of the most important German theater and film directors. His career took him from the Munich Kammerspiele via Zurich and Bremen to Berlin, where he assembled a top-class ensemble at the Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer and created legendary productions. As director of drama

Renate Klett

born 1946 in Oberstdorf, is a freelance author and dance and theater critic. She has worked as festival director and dramaturge in numerous cities, including Tübingen, Cologne, Stuttgart, and Hamburg. She founded the 1st International Women’s* Theater Festival in Cologne and, together with Ivan Nagel, the Theater der Welt festival,

Susanne Frank

studied Slavic studies and history at the Universities of Vienna and Constance and, since her habilitation in 2004, has worked as a university lecturer in Erfurt and Jena, among other places. Study and research stays took her to Moscow and Prague. She has been Professor of East Slavic Literatures and