22. ilb 7. - 17.09.2022

Programmsparten: International Children's and Youth Literature

Yves Grevet

Yves Grevet was born in Paris in 1961 and grew up in Vitry-sur-Seine. As a youth he had already begun writing sketches and plays. After completing a teaching degree in Melun he spent two years in Ankara before working as a teacher in a Parisian suburb. Grevet submitted his manuscripts

Ying Chang Compestine

The Chinese-American author Ying Chang Compestine was born in 1963 in Wuhan in the People’s Republic of China and grew up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Her family was considered »bourgeois«, a socio-economic class shunned by the new government, so the Red Guard seized her family’s belongings and jailed her

Xosé Antonio Neira Cruz

Xosé A. Neira Cruz, born in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela in 1968, ranks among the most prominent Galician authors of children’s and youth literature. He studied Italian philology and graduated in Communication Studies at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, where he has been teaching and researching

Wolf Erlbruch

The jury of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, which he received in 2006 for his work as an illustrator, called him a »magician«. Wolf Erlbruch, born in Wuppertal in 1948, is one of the great contemporary picture book illustrators. He studied graphic design at the Folkwang University in Essen, worked

William Sutcliffe

William Sutcliffe was born in London in 1971. From the age of 16, after reading Ian McEwan’s novel »The Cement Garden« (1978), he began to feel that he wanted to be a writer. Sutcliffe studied English at Cambridge and penned a number of scripts for the Footlights Dramatic Club from

Wiebke Helm

Wiebke Helm born in 1978 in Torgau, studied German literature, education, and psychology in Jena. After several years of working in publishing, she is now researching iconography in 19th-century children’s and young adult literature. She is a first-time guest of the ilb and will speak on the topic »To the

Viktor Canosinaj

Viktor Canosinaj was born in Vlorë, a south Albanian port on the Adriatic coast, in 1960. After completing his studies in literature, he worked as a teacher, journalist and news editor. He also worked as a childcare worker in an SOS children’s village. He was publishing poems and short prose

Veronika Rotfuß

Veronika Rotfuß was born in Pforzheim in 1980. She now lives and works as an actress and author in Munich. After training as a goldsmith she enrolled in a drama college in Hamburg, where she currently lives, and subsequently worked in a theatre. She won the »Hinz and Kuntz Writing

Uri Orlev

Uri Orlev was born as Jerzy Henryk Orlowski in Warsaw in 1931. His father was a physician and a reserve officer in the Polish army. When the Second World War started his father was called up to serve in to the army. Orlev, his mother and younger brother were moved

Ursula Dubosarsky

Ursula Dubosarsky was born in 1961 as the third child of a literary family in Sydney. She already wanted to be an author at the age of six. At Sydney University she studied English and other languages including Old Icelandic, Latin and Greek. After graduating, she moved to Canberra, spent