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

Herkunft: Switzerland

Judith Keller

Judith Keller, born in 1985 in Lachen, studied Creative Writing in Biel and Leipzig, as well as German as a foreign language in Berlin and Bogotá. She began her literary career as co-editor of the Leipzig-based literary magazine »Edit«. Keller has been awarded several scholarships and residences from organizations like

Ralph Tharayil

Ralph Tharayil, born in 1986 in Switzerland to South Indian parents, is a writer, director, and translator, working through text, performance, and audio. His academic pursuits in History, Media and Literature Sciences were undertaken at the University of Basel. His literary debut, »Nimm die Alpen weg« (2023; tr: Take the

Julia Weber

Julia Weber was born in 1983 in Moshi, Tanzania, and grew up in Zurich. After an apprenticeship as a photographer’s assistant, she studied literary writing at the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel. In 2012, she founded the Literaturdienst [tr: Literature Service]: an offer by the author to appear at events

Lika Nüssli

Lika Nüssli was born in Flawil in 1973 and grew up in the town of Gossau, in the eastern Swiss canton of St. Gallen. She trained as a textile designer and then studied illustration at the Lucerne School of Art and Design. She has been working as a freelance artist

Sabine Rufener

Sabine Rufener was born in Bern in 1972. She had a passion for drawing and writing from a young age. But she first studied art history and German language and literature in Basel. She lived in Berlin for a year in 1994, participated in theater, then gave up her studies

Ariane Koch

born in 1988 in Basel, studied visual arts and interdisciplinarity in Basel and Bern. She is the author of theater, performance, radio, and prose texts and is a lecturer at the Institute for Mediation of Art and Design at the Basel School of Art and Design. Her debut novel, »Die

Elisa Shua Dusapin

Elisa Shua Dusapin was born in France in 1992 to a French father and a South Korean mother and grew up in Paris, Seoul, and Porrentruy, a town in the Swiss canton of Jura. She studied at the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel and presented her debut novel, »Hiver à

Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss

born in Lausanne in 1928, was a sculptor, ceramicist, set designer and author. Between 1966 and 1989 she worked several times as a set designer and costume designer for the director Ingmar Bergman. She published a book jointly with Peter Weiss, with whom she lived and worked from 1952 until

Oliver Lubrich

born in Berlin in 1970, studied comparative literature, German literature, and philosophy in Berlin, Saint-Étienne, and Berkeley. He is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Bern and is an internationally renowned scholar of Alexander von Humboldt. Together with Thomas Nehrlich, he directs the editorial team of

Jaqueline Merz

born in Swiss Niederbipp, she is a painter and photographer. She studied at the Zurich College of Art and Design and has worked in Dresden since 1991. Her artwork has recently been shown at the Dresden Kupferstichkabinett and, in connection with a residence grant, at the Leipzig Baumwollspinnerei. She is

Zora del Buono

Zora del Buono was born in Zurich in 1962. After studying architecture at the ETH Zurich and the Berlin University of the Arts, she spent several years working as an architect and site manager in Berlin. She published her debut novel »Canitz’ Verlangen« (tr: Canitz’ Desire) in 2008. The novel

Yangzom Brauen

was born to a Swiss father and Tibetan mother in Bern in 1980. After studying at drama school there, she appeared in various roles in the theatre and television before making her Hollywood début in 2005. She is very involved in the movement to free Tibet. In her first work,