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.

 

Pascolini

 

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.

 

buch-s 

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.

 

Katzenmusik

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

 

 

 

Nancy Salchow, born in 1981, from childhood on worked on her own novel projects, however it was not until 2011 when she dared to go public with them and published several e-books by self publishing and on the writers' platform Neobooks. And successfully so: Her works captured the e-book-bestseller list and sold over 50.000 times.
She lives at the Baltic Sea.

 

Salchow Zimmer 18 color s

Sonnenblumenhaus s color

Kirschbluetentage

Die Wildroseninsel-ebook-s

 

 

Carsten Tabel was born in Friedberg/Hesse and works as an author, artist and filmmaker in Leipzig. He studied photography at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig and creative writing at the German Institute for Literature Leipzig. His work has been published in two collections by Lubok as well as in numerous artist monographies, exhibition catalogues and literary magazines. An excerpt of his debut novel Vier halbe Amerikaner has appeared in EDIT.


 

Vier halbe Amerikaner

 

 

 

 

Cornelia Travnicek was born in 1987 and lives in Lower Austria. She studied sinology and computer sciences and works part time as a researcher at the Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung in Vienna. She translates short prose works and poetry from Chinese. In 2012 she was invited to the Ingeborg-Bachmann-Preis with an exercpt of her novel Junge Hunde for which she received the audience award. Chucks was made into a movie in 2015 (DOR Film, Ertl-Hlebler).


 

Harte Schale, Weichtierkern

buch

Parablüh

Junge Hunde s

Wir leben im Nordlicht

Chucks

 

 

Jasmin Tabatabai was born in 1967 in Teheran. Her father is Iranian, her mother from Germany. Till 1979 the family lived in Teheran. During the Islamic Revolution, her mother left the country with her four children. After her high school diploma in 1986, Jasmin Tabatabei studied music and acting at University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. Today the actress and musician lives in Berlin.

 

Woran glaube ich?

Schakal am Hof des Löwen

Rosenjahre

 

As a son of Turkish parents, Dergin Tokmak was born in 1973 in Augsburg. At the age of two, Dergin fell ill with poliomyelitis. He lost control over his left leg and could use his right leg only to a limited extent.
In 2004, the design draftsman nevertheless succeeded in fulfilling a lifelong dream: He is the first German artist who is employed in the world famous circus Cirque du Soleil. In the meantime he feels at home all around the world and besides his work as an artiste has appeared in several music clips, among others in Til Schweiger's Wo ist Fred?, and, as a member of his breakdance team, was on tour with Die Fantastischen Vier and Run DMC.

 

Stix

 

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