Antje Rávic Strubel

Antje Rávic Strubel lives in Potsdam, just outside of Berlin. She trained as a bookseller and then studied German and American Literature and Psychology in Potsdam and New York. The name Rávic is entirely invented to describe a separate identity […]

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Kathrin Röggla

Kathrin Röggla is an Austrian author and playwright, as well as a prolific writer of radio plays. She is a member of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin. Her work, which is often political in tone and critical of the […]

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Silke Scheuermann

Silke Scheuermann, born 1973, first gained acclaim for her poetry. Educated in Frankfurt am Main, Leipzig, and Paris, she studied literature and theatre studies. She is the author of three novels, of which The Hour Between Dog and Wolf was […]


Angelika Klüssendorf

Angelika Klüssendorf was born in 1958 in Ahrensburg, in the former East Germany. She lived in Leipzig from 1961 to 1985, when she moved to West Germany. Today she lives in Berlin. She has written three novels, three collections of […]

Nino Haratischwili. Photo by Yves Noir

Nino Haratischwili

Nino Haratischwili was born in Tiflis, Georgia in 1983. She is an award-winning novelist, playwright and theatre director and has been writing in Georgian and German since the age of twelve. Her debut novel Juja was longlisted for the German […]

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Katharina Faber

Katharina Faber was born in 1952. Strange Signals, her second novel, was published in 2008. It is in its fourth German printing, has been translated into Chinese, and was adapted for theatre by the North by North West Kulturprojekte. Featured […]


Johannes Jansen

Born in 1966, Johannes Jansen grew up in Freiburg, Leipzig and East Berlin. In the 1980s he became part of the avant-garde literary movement in East Berlin.


Peter Kurzeck

At quite an early age, I gave in to the irresistible urge not to forget anything because everything that we cannot remember may be lost forever. If we know nothing of yesterday, yesterday never was, neither was Bohemia, and neither […]

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Christoph Simon

Christoph Simon was born in 1972 in Emmental, Switzerland. After travels through the Middle East, Poland, South America, London and New York, he has settled in Berne. Zbinden’s Progress is his fourth and already highly acclaimed book.

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