Christian Schiffer was born in 1979 and grew up in Munich where later studied economic and social geography at the Ludwig Maximilian University as well as political science at the Bavarian School of Public Policy. After working for different media he joined the scene magazine “Zündfunk” of Bayerischer Rundfunk where he worked as a an editor and columnist. He has moreover written features for different ARD-broadcasters and presented the show “Netzfilter” on PULS, the young program of Bayerischer Rundfunk. For his radio feature “Under the screen of night – An expedition into the Darknet” he received the Prix Marulić. His interests include politics, pop culture and digital media. In 2016 he explored the debate on violent video games in a number of TV-documentaries for ZDF, which later received a nomination for the Grimme award.


Die Wahrheit ist (n)irgendwo da draußen

Angela Merkel ist Hitlers Tochter s




Brenda Strohmeier was born in Munich and spent her childhood in Hesse and in the Saarland. After graduating from high school, she moved to Berlin where she studied journalism, economics and political science. During that time she also jobbed as a radio reporter and lived in England for a year. Before finally opting for a career in journalism in 2000, she signed up for a stretch of eighteen months as an assistant to Thomas M. Stein, the music manager well-known from television. She then worked for Radio Eins in Potsdam, tried her luck as a financial correspondent in New York, was trained at the Berliner Zeitung, continued at Spiegel Online in Hamburg before in 2006, the year of the football world cup, she found a permanent post at Die Welt in Berlin. There she regularly writes – among many other things – a column on new trends in the style section – covering subjects from padded bras to urban birding. From 2010 to 2014 she also completed a PhD at the University of Darmstadt, which dealt with the sociological questions of how one becomes a true Berliner. She integrated her findings into the book Der Berlin-Code.


Blick aufs Meer, Arsch auf Grundeis

Nur über seine Leiche s





Majid Sattar was born in 1970. He studied political science and history in Saarbrücken and Freiburg. He works as a political editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and is primarily concerned with federal politics. He lives with his wife and son in Berlin.


Guido Westerwelle


Henning Sußebach was born in 1972 in Bochum. Since 2001, he is an editor of the weekly magazine DIE ZEIT. He writes, above all, coverage stories, his texts were awarded with the most distinguished prizes for German journalism, for instance with the Egon Erwin Kisch prize and the Theodor Wolff prize. Sußebach lives in Hamburg with his family.


Unter einem Dach

Deutschland ab vom Wege

Unter einem Dach


Franco Supino was born of Italian parents in Solothurn in 1965 and grew up bilingual. He studied German and French in Zürich and Florence and graduated with a thesis on Günter Eich. In 1995 Franco Supinos first novel Musica leggera appeared, in 1997 Die Schöne Welt oder Der Weg zurück followed, then in 1990 Gesang der Blinden and finally Ciao amore, ciao, with which he finished the Trilogie der Rückkehr.
Supino lives in Solothurn, where he teaches at the Pädagogische Hochschule Solothurn, with emphasis on the field »Culture and Education«. He obtained numerous prizes for his work.


Ciao, amore, ciao


Thomas Schuler was born in 1965 and studied Political Science in Munich and in New York at the University of Columbia School of Journalism. For many years he has reported from New York for the Süddeutsche Zeitung and other newspapers and magazines. He has written books on Los Angeles, New York and the United Nations.
His biography Die Mohns, about the family of entrepreneurs behind the Bertelsmann Group, was a bestseller. Schuler writes for various newspapers and magazines, as the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Berliner Zeitung, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Cicero. He now lives as a journalist in Munich, where he also teaches at the Munich School of Journalism and at other institutions. He is a member of the executive board of the network Recherche.


Die Mohns-s

Bertelsmann Republik Deutschland-s




Oliver Schröm was born in 1964. After a traineeship at Heidenheimer Zeitung he went on a scholarship to the Los Angeles Times, the Commrercial Appeal (Memphis) and the Center for Investigative Reporting (San Francisco). Since then he has worked for, among others, stern, DIE ZEIT, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and for the political magazines of the television chains ARD and ZDF.
His main themes concern international terrorism, right-wing radicalism and the intelligence services. He has written six books which have been translated into half a dozen languages.
The author worked as a senior editor for the news magazine stern from 2010 until 2016. Afterwards he started working for the TV Magazine Panorama, which focuses on politics and investigative reports, before he joined CORRECTIV in 2017 as chief editor.



der dschihadist s


Gefährliche Mission

Tödliche Fehler

Al Quaida: Akteure, Strukturen, Attentate


Sonia Simmenauer was born in the United States and grew up in France. She studied German and English at the Sorbonne, moved to Germany in 1982 and at first worked for six years at the Schmid Concert Agency in Hannover, before she set up her own agency in Hamburg, the Impressariat Simmenauer.
She now directs one of the most important agencies for chamber music ensembles in the world and represents star soloists like Gidon Kremer, as well as internationally renowned string quartets, including the Alban Berg Quartet, the Arditti and Juillard Quartets, as well as young, top ensembles like the Artemis or Kuss Quartet.


Muss es sein? Leben im Quartett


Karsten Schellenberg is a former top athlete and has now twenty years of professional experience as a fitness coach. He sees himself basically as a motivator, someone who sounds out the individual power limits and tries to exploit to the full the physical abilities of the person, without neglecting the health side. Karsten Schellenberg not only provides his clients with innovative nutrition plans, relaxation therapies and unconventional training concepts, but also practices these himself. Among his clients are Franka Potente, Reamonn, Wolfgang Becker, Clemens Schick, Janine Habeck und Detlef D! Soost.
Karsten Schellenberg participates in tv and radio programs , such as taff on ProSieben, Sat. 1-Frühstücksfernsehen, rbb zibb, Radio Fritz and N-Joy Radio.


Kick Ass! Workout alternativ


Maximilian Steinbeis was born in 1970 in Munich.
He studied law and worked as a freelance journalist for several newspapers such as Süddeutsche Zeitung. For five years he worked as a editor for politics at Handeslblatt Düsseldorf, and from 2004 to 2008 he reported from the parliament for Handelsblatt Berlin.
In 2003, his first novel Schwarzes Wasser was published by C. H. Beck. Maximilian Steinbeis lives in Berlin with wife and two children.




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