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

Herkunft: Germany

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

Olga Martynova

Olga Martynova was born near Krasnoyarsk in Siberia in 1962. She grew up in Leningrad, where she studied Russian language and literature and co-founded the poetry group Kamera Chranenia [tr: Luggage Storage] in the 1980s. She moved to Germany with her husband, the writer Oleg Yuriev, in 1991. She writes

Martin Rümmler

born in Berlin in 1982, studied biology with a focus on zoology, botany, ecology, and genetics at the Humboldt University in Berlin and subsequently worked as a research assistant, focusing on the genetics of plants. As a guide at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, he gives guided tours and workshops.

Carla Reemtsma

born in Berlin in 1998, is a climate activist and organized the first climate strikes in Münster. She studied political science and economics there.

Anna Pilar

*2001 in Berlin, was awarded for her text »Stimmbruch« at the Treffen junger Autor:innen in 2021. She lives in Dublin, where she studies law and makes music. Normally, as a singer-songwriter, she writes lyrics to her own music, with which she was also among the winners of the songwriting competition

Berfin Sönmez

*2001 in Berlin, studies screenwriting and dramaturgy at Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. As part of her studies, she has accompanied several films as a writer and dramaturg and is currently working on various narrative formats with a focus on migrant perspectives. She has also been working as an actress

Sven Beck

*2002 in Frankfurt, was awarded for his short story »Großeltern« [Grandparents] at the Treffen junger Autor:innen in 2021. The story tells of forgetfulness and how to deal with it. He lives in Leipzig, where he rides his bike, enjoys cold drinks in the park, browses through bookstores, and studies literary

Celia Chung

*2011 in Paderborn, was awarded the THEO Prize for Young Literature in 2022 for her short story »Bübelfratziklusium«. She lives in Berlin, is in fifth grade, and is an expert on Harry Potter stories. When she grows up, she wants to be an author, filmmaker, comic artist or journalist. Oh,

Lola Li Bothe

*2012 in Berlin, was awarded the THEO Prize for Young Literature in 2022 for her poem »Why Ghosts Are/n’t Scary«. She lives in Berlin and is in the fourth grade of a bilingual school. She has always liked stories of all kinds and has therefore developed a passion for writing.

Gerhard Steidl

born in 1950, founded his own publishing house in 1968, and worked as a printer and designer. Steidl publishes both literature and the world’s largest series of contemporary photography. He also curates international exhibitions. In 2020, he won the Sony World Photography Awards’ »Outstanding Contribution to Photography« prize and the

Max Smogol

born in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine in 1983, studied electrical engineering at the Polytechnic Institute in Kyiv while working as a sound engineer at a radio station and later in a recording studio. As a guitarist, singer, arranger, and sound producer he has been involved in a variety of musical projects.