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.



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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, born in 1963, married and father of three, has been a sportsman for 45 years and a trainer for 40 years, with heart and soul. The former competitive athlete trains celebrities throughout Europe as a personal trainer, gives specialist lectures, leads workouts and develops own training programs. As an author, he writes for specialist magazines. He has published a training book ("Kick Ass"), a training DVD ("Training Pur") and various training programs (including "Mach dich krass extrem"). Based on his many years of experience in working with competitive and recreational athletes, he designs workshops for trainers who want to develop their individual skills and gives motivational talks for people interested in sport. On a voluntary basis he works with young amateur athletes.


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.




Kerstin Schweighöfer studied Romanic literature, political sciences and art history in Munich and is a graduate of the Henri-Nannen-Journalistenschule in Hamburg. Since 1990 she lives as a freelancer correspondent in the Netherlands and works, among others, for ARD broadcasting studios, Deutschlandfunk, magazines Focus and Art.
Besides tulips, soccer, the royal society and Oranje fever, Rembrandt and progressive young architects belong to her daily bread; moreover social long runners like assisted dying, drugs and abortion as well as everything that happens at the International Court of Justice. Kerstin Schweighöfer lives in a small town in the surrounding region of Leiden.



Herzensbrüche s

100 Jahre Leben

Auf Heineken koenn wir uns eineken


Ron Segal was born in 1980 in Israel. He is a graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School of Jerusalem. His diploma film was shown on numerous international film festivals, the script written by him was honored by the Goethe Institute.
Ron Segal lived in Berlin from 2011 to 2013, where he received two DAAD-scholarships in a row: In the context of the first scholarship he wrote his novel Jeder Tag wie heute, during the second he worked on an animated movie based on the novel. Today, he continues working on the movie in Tel Aviv.



Jeder Tag wie heute



Stefanie Sourlier, born in 1979 in Basel, raised in Zurich, studied German philology and film science. She lives in Berlin and Zurich, received the working scholarship of the Berlin senate in 2007 and was a resident scholar at the Literary Colloquium Berlin in 2011. Stefanie Sourlier is currently working on her first novel Nach Odessa.


Das weisse Meer


Anke Schipp, born in 1966 in Mainz, studied German philology, history, drama, film and television science in Gießen and Frankfurt. During her studies she worked for Hessischer Rundfunk. After that, she studied journalism in Mainz. As of 2001, she writes for the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung in the society department. Anke Schipp is married and has two children.


Hunger Pip Durst-s




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