Christian Uhle is a philosopher and lives in Berlin. He studied philosophy, physics and economics, wrote articles for Tagesspiegel and Deutschlandfunk Kultur and was philosophical advisor for the arte series Streetphilosophy. Christian gives numerous lectures, hosts several series of events and embodies an engaged, young philosophy. For six years he has been working on his philosophical non-fiction book on the meaning of life.


Wozu das alles?



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


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.


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? will be published by Kiepenheuer & Witsch in January 2023.


Die Welt geht unter, und ich muss trotzdem arbeiten?



Michaela Wiebusch and Rita Erz became friends and colleagues through their therapeutical work. For years they have been learning and teaching about personality development and self development. Rita Erz is a European Business Coach working with the senior management of well-known companies. Michaela Wiebusch started out as an actress (Es ist zu deinem Besten, Beck is back, Soko Wismar) but also works in bodywork therapy and as a psychological counsellor. In the secret village of the butterflies is their first book together and it will be published in spring 2022 by dtv.





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




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