Herkunft: Spain

Sergio Álvarez

The Columbian author and journalist Sergio Álvarez was born in 1965 in Bogotá. He studied philosophy, lived for several years in Colombia’s Orinoco lowlands, the Llanos Orientales, then worked in the advertising, television and cinema industry and eventually began to write. In 2000 Álvarez published »Mapaná«, a book for adolescents

Saskia von Hoegen

Saskia von Hoegen studied Romance languages and international law in Bonn and Madrid and earned a doctorate in Hispanic languages and literatures. She worked for several years in Madrid for the Spanish publishing house »punto de lectura«, managed the contracts and licenses of the publishing house and was responsible for

Sara Mesa

Sara Mesa was born in Madrid in 1976 and moved with her parents to Seville as a child. She studied Journalism and Spanish Philology. The author is considered one of the most exciting voices of a still young generation of Spanish authors and can already look back on an extensive

Raúl Sánchez Cedillo

is a philosopher, activist and translator who lives in Madrid. Since 1991 he has been collaborating with the post-operaist research and political networks, and has edited a number of works by Antonio Negri, Félix Guattari and others. Since 2000 he has been promoting new autonomous educational and political projects: Universidad

Ramón Trigo

Ramón Trigo was born in 1965 in Vigo, Galicia. Already in school he was enthusiastic about drawing, passionately decorating his textbooks. At 18 years of age the self-taught artist published his first pictures in newspapers, and a short time later he made his debut in children’s book illustration. Since then

Rafael Chirbes

Rafael Chirbes was born in Tabernes de Valldigna, near Valencia, Spain, in 1949.  Early on in his life he was drawn to big cities like Salamanca, Madrid, and Barcelona. After finishing his studies in modern history in Madrid, he wrote literature and film reviews, as well as reportage for various

Quim Monzó

Quim Monzó was born in Barcelona in 1952 and still lives there today. His jobs have included working as a graphic designer, comic book illustrator, scriptwriter, translator, songwriter and war correspondent. Monzó has published four novels, six short story collections and essays and he has been awarded the National Prize

Pilar Velasco

Pilar Velasco Acedo was born in Madrid, where she later studied journalism. She has been working for Cadena SER, the oldest Spanish national radio station, since 2006. She writes for various digital publications. Pilar Velasco also wrote political reports for Interviú magazine and worked for various TV stations. She attended

Pius Alibek

Pius Alibek was born 1955 in Ankawa in Kurdish Iraq into a Chaldean-Assyrian family and studied English in a Jesuit seminar in Bagdad. After completing his military service he went to Barcelona. He speaks Aramaic, Arabic, Kurdish, English and Spanish as well as Catalan, which he uses for his literary

Pepe Ribas

Pepe Ribas was born in 1952 in Barcelona, where he also studied law later. In 1974 he founded the independent journal “ajoblanco” (“white garlic”), one of the most influential cultural magazines in the Spanish-speaking world. It was a legendary publication in the times of the “transición”. Young democrats had to

Paulita Pappel

is a porn producer, actress, and feminist. In 2016, she founded the platform Lustery.com, where couples can upload their own sex videos and on which blog she regularly writes. Paulita Pappel is curator and co-organizer of the Porn Film Festival Berlin and lives in Berlin. She has collaborated with many

Pablo Gutiérrez

born in Andalusia in 1978, is a high school teacher and one of the most successful young authors in Spain today. The last two of his five novels, »Democracia« (2012) and »Los libros repentinos« (2015; tr: The Books Which Reappeared) gained him a large readership and the praise of commentators,