23. ilb
06. – 16.09.2023

Herkunft: Spain

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,

Paco Roca

Paco Roca, or Francisco José Martínez Roca in full, was born in 1969 in Valencia, Spain. He has been an avid consumer of comic books since childhood, beginning with such classics as the »Asterix« and »The Adventures of Tintin.« His stylistic influences include artists such as Richard Corben, Carlos Giménez

Oriol Canosa

Oriol Canosa was born in Tarragona, Catalonia in 1975. He is a bookseller and children’s book author, which are, according to his own statement »two very lucrative occupations that have enabled him to amass a small fortune that makes him one of the ten richest people on his landing.« His

Muhsin Al-Ramli

Muhsin Al-Ramli, also known as Muhisin Mutlak Rodhan, was born in 1967 in northern Iraq. In 1988, he began working as a journalist and newspaper editor in Iraq and Jordan and wrote columns and reportages for various magazines in the Arabic-speaking world. He has lived in Madrid since 1995. He

Miquel de Palol

Miquel de Palol was born in Barcelona in 1953 and studied architecture. He made his literary début with poems. His first novel, »El jardí dels set crepuscles« (1989; t: The garden of the seven twilights), was distinguished with five Catalan and Spanish literary prizes and has been printed twice in

Mathias Énard

Mathias Énard was born in Niort, France, in 1972. He worked towards a university degree in contemporary art before beginning, in 1992, to study Arabic and Persian in Tehran, Egypt, Venice and Damascus. He subsequently taught French in a village in Syria for two years. Until 2010 he taught Arabic

Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa was born in 1936 in Arequipa, Peru, and grew up in Bolivia, northern Peru and Lima. There he studied literature and law and received his doctorate in Madrid. Together with García Márquez, Cortázar, and Fuentes, he belongs to the quartet of the boom in Latin American literature.

Mariana Chiesa Mateos

Mariana Chiesa Mateos was born in La Plata in 1967, where she studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Plata and graduated in 1992. She worked as an illustrator for the Argentinian newspaper »Clarin« and other periodicals from 1993 before moving to Barcelona in 1997. Her

Marcos Giralt Torrente

Marcos Giralt Torrente was born in Madrid in 1968. He studied philosophy and today works as literary critic for the renown daily newspaper “El País”. He began writing with stories which appeared, amongst others, collected in the volume “Entiéndame” (1995). In 1999, his first novel “París” came out, which was

Manuel Rivas

Manuel Rivas was born in the Galician port of La Coruña in 1957.  After completing his A-levels he went to Madrid to continue his education in information studies.  He wrote literary and journalistic pieces for various newspapers from a young age, and  he has kept up this double occupation of working