Max Urlacher is an actor and author. Beside his novels, he also writes radio plays and screenplays. For the WDR-production Märchentherapie he was awarded the Deutscher Kinderhörspielpreis in 2013.


Die Königin von Lankwitz s


Die Putzi Diaries


Los Angeles Berlin - Ein Jahr


Albrecht Vorster was born in Cologne in 1985 and is at present doing a PhD at the Institute of Medical Psychology at the University of Tübingen. He studied biology and philosophy at the University of Freiburg and at the Université de La Reuion. This was followed by research periods at various universities in the US and in Tel Aviv, where he studied the sleep of the fruit fly and the sea snail Aplysia californica. Since 2014 he has performed in more than twenty science slams and spoken at research conferences. In his leisure time he plays a lot of music and is co-founder of the neuroscientific band “Hippocamblues”.


Warum wir schlafenNEU





Elias Vorpahl was born in 1985. After a voluntary social year in South Africa he studied mathematics and economics in Münster, Germany, and Christchurch, New Zealand. Today he works as a consultant in the private sector.


3 Tage Woche s color


Andrea Voß was born in Cologne and raised in the Ruhr. She studied German and art history in Giessen and Bonn.
She then gained practical experience working for news stations and TV production companies. After a spell as editor for a talk show, she worked for several years as author and director for some science magazines of Deutsche Welle and WDR. She now lives in Cologne.


Fräulein Kellermann und die Kunst des Schwärmens


William T. Vollmann, born in 1956 in Los Angeles, is the author of numerous novels, short story volumes and specialized books which have won him many prizes, for example the Whiting Writers Award and the National Book Award, the latest being the Mildred and Harold Living Award in 2008.
The Newsday hails William T. Vollmann as »unconventional – and possibly most exciting and inventive novelist alive«, and the Washington Post sees in him »the only novelist who succeeds in filling in the seven-league boots of a [...] John Barth, William Gaddis and Thomas Pynchon«. The New Yorker selected him as one of the best 20 American authors. Vollmann is a prestigious journalist and his articles as war correspondent have appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Newsday, Spin, Esquire and Gear. His journalistic work was also published in Best American Travel Writing 1999 and in Best American Essays 2000.


Arme Leute s

Europe Central

Sperrzone Fukushima: Ein Bericht

Hobo Blues

Afghanistan Picture Show oder Wie ich die Welt rettete

Huren für Gloria


Anna Weiss was born and raised in Hanover, studied Communications in Berlin, and now works as a marketing expert for national and international companies. She lives in Berlin with her husband, whom she met while still at school. Her non-fiction debut on the topic of open relationships is expected to be published by Gräfe und Unzer in summer 2024.




Michaela Wiebusch made herself a name on German TV as a young inspector in the series SK-Kölsch. Numerous national and international film and tv productions followed, including roles in the feature films Stauffenberg and Es ist zu deinem Besten as well as TV appearances in Zerv - Zeit der Abrechnung and Um Himmels Willen. In addition to her work as an actress, Wiebusch also works as a psychological and couples counsellor. When theatre and film productions came to a standstill due to corona, she turned the crisis into an opportunity, combined her passions, and wrote her first book, which promptly became a bestseller. Im Dorf der Schmetterlinge (In the Village of the Butterflies) was published in 2022 by dtv Verlag. It will be followed by Das Mosaik meines Lebens (The Mosaic of My Life) in autumn 2023.


Das Mosaik meines Lebens

Im Dorf der Schmetterlinge



Cora Wucherer, born in 1994, studied English and Art, Music, Theatre at Munich's Ludwig Maximilians University. After graduating from Deutsche Journalistenschule in Munich, she worked as a freelance journalist for SZ Magazin, ZEIT Online, and VOGUE. Since 2022 she is an editor at ZEITmagazin Online. In 2024, her first book will be published by Dumont. 




Anne Weber was born in Offenbach in 1964, and has lived in Paris as a freelance author and translator since 1983. She has translated both from German into French, i.a. Sibylle Lewitscharoff and Wilhelm Genazino, and vice versa, i.a. Pierre Michon and Marguerite Duras. She writes her own books in both German and French. She has been awarded the Heimito von Doderer Literature Prize, the 3sat Prize, the Kranichsteiner Literature Prize and the Johann Heinrich Voß Prize, among others. Anne Weber was awarded the German Book Prize 2020 for her book Annette, ein Heldinnenepos (Annette, an epic Heroine). What's more, in 2022, she received the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for her translation of the novel Nevermore by Cécile Wajsbrot.



Luft und Liebe

Ahnen: Ein Zeitreisetagesbuch

Tal der Herrlichkeiten

Annette: Ein Heldinnen-Epos



Sara Weber, born in 1987, is a German American living in Munich, Germany. She majored in communications and publishing in Mainz and graduated from the German School of Journalism. After being a freelance journalist and author for German media like Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Spiegel, she worked at LinkedIn for five years. Today, she is a journalist, media consultant and digital strategist. Sara is regularly talking about digitization, diversity and the world of work in interviews and as a speaker. Her book Die Welt geht unter, und ich muss trotzdem arbeiten? was published by Kiepenheuer & Witsch in January 2023.


Die Welt geht unter, und ich muss trotzdem arbeiten?



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