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.


Die Wundersammler

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?



Sigrid Wagner was born in 1955 in Goslar and completed a teacher training course at the University of Hamburg. Ever since she has been teaching at high schools in the Pfalz and in NRW. Sigrid Wagner is a mother of five and lives in Münster.


Das Problem sind die Lehrer s




Thomas Weiss, born in Stuttgart, was a fellow at the authors’ workshop at the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin in 2003 und received several honours and grants such as scholarships of the Berlin Senate, the Stiftung preußische Seehandlung and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. Thomas Weiss lives in Berlin as a writer.


fluechtige bekannte

tod eines trueffelschweins




Gernot Wolfram, born 1975 in Saxony, studied German literature and communication studies in Berlin and wrote his dissertation on cultural Zionism in Germany. He lives in Berlin working as an university lecturer and author of novels, stories, plays and essays. He published several pieces in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung, DIE WELT, Süddeutsche Zeitung and the Jüdische Allgemeine. In 2002 he won the renowned Walter-Serner-Preis.


Das Wüstenhaus

Samuels Reise

Der Fremdländer


Georg von Wallwitz, born in 1968 in Munich, studied mathematics and philosophy in England and Germany, was a scholar of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and, after his PhD, attended Princeton University as a visiting fellow. Since 1998 he works as a fund manager, first at DWS in Frankfurt and since 2004 self-employed as a co-owner of an investment management company in Munich. At regular intervals he writes a financial newspaper for the intelligentsia.


Die große Inflation

Wohlstand der Nationen

Meine Herren dies ist keine Badeanstalt

Mr. Smith und das Paradies

Odysseus und die Wiesel


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