Alexa Hennig von Lange

Alexa Hennig von Lange, born in 1973, became one of the most successful authors of her generation with her debut novel “Relax” in 1997. Numerous other novels, stories, plays and books for young adults followed. In 2002, Alexa Hennig von Lange was awarded the German Young Adult Literature Prize.

Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Carmen-Francesca Banciu, born in Lipova, Romania, studied Church Painting and Foreign Commerce in Bucharest. The bestowal of the International Short Story Prize of the City of Arnsberg resulted in a publication ban in Romania. She came to Germany in 1991 on an invitation from the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austasuchdienst [German Academic Exchange Service]) artist program. She has lived in Berlin …

Christian Dittloff

Christian Dittloff, born in 1983 in Hamburg, studied German and English in Hamburg. During his studies, he worked in a psychiatric facility and as a cultural journalist in all media from print to podcast. He went on to study Literary Writing in Hildesheim. Since 2014, he has been the Social Media Manager for the Komische Oper Berlin (Comical Opera of …

Géraldine Schwarz

Géraldine Schwarz, born in 1974 in Strasbourg, is a German-French journalist and documentary filmmaker. The longtime German correspondent for Agence France Presse (afp) publishes today in various international media. “Die Gedächtnislosen” is her first book. It was published in France in the fall of 2017 and is currently being translated into seven languages. Additionally, it has been awarded the European …

Gernot Wolfram

Gernot Wolfram was born in Zittau in 1975. He writes essays, novels, short stories and theater texts and has published numerous articles and essays in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, WELT, Süddeutsche Zeitung, taz and Jüdische Allgemeine. Above all, he writes about the marginal experiences of people traveling or having to travel between different cultures and addresses people’s “nomadic experiences” in …

Gregor Hens

Gregor Hens, born in 1965 in Cologne, taught for over two decades at various American universities of linguistics and literature and most recently at Ohio State University. Since 2013, he has been working as a freelance author and literary translator in Berlin. Among others, he has translated the works of Leonard Cohen, Jonathan Lethem and Kurt Vonnegut. For his translation …

Ilinca Florian

Born in Bucharest in 1983 and raised in Austria, Ilinca Florian has lived in Berlin since 2007. She played at the GRIPS Theater, studied at Die DFFB (Die Deutschen Film-und Fernsehakademie Berlin [The German Film and Television Academy Berlin]) and works as a copywriter and scriptwriter. For “Wolken Wollen” (“Wanting Clouds”), she received the screenplay prize for the sehsüchte International …

Jens Hacke

Jens Hacke teaches Political Science as an Adjunct Lecturer at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Humboldt University of Berlin). Hacke’s dissertation “Philosophie der Bürgerlichkeit” (“Philosophy of the Bourgeois”) was awarded the Wolf Erich Kellner Prize and the Friedwart Bruckhaus Prize by Die Hanns Martin Schleyer-Stiftung (The Hanns Martin Schleyer Foundation). In 2007, he took on a lectureship at Die Universität Hamburg am …

Jonas Niemann

Jonas Niemann, born in 1976 in Göttingen, studied Medicine until 2003 and obtained his doctorate at the MHH (Die Medizinische Hochschule Hannover [The Hannover Medical School]) in 2005. Since 2004, he has worked as a doctor in various clinics throughout Germany. A General Practitioner, he currently works in a group practice in Lüchow-Dannenberg (Lower Saxony). The non-fiction novel “Patient Krankenhaus: …

Josefine Rieks

Josefine Rieks was born in 1988 in Höxter, studied Philosophy and lives in Berlin. She wrote the screenplay for the no-budget movie “U3000 – Tod einer Indieband” (“U3000 – Death of an Indie Band”). In 2017, she received the Alfred Döblin stipend.