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  • Franzobel

    Franzobel is the pseudonym of the Austrian writer (Franz) Stefan Griebl. He was born on 1 March 1967 in Vöcklabruck. He is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the…

  • Janosch (Horst Eckert)

    Janosch was born in Zaborze/Upper Silesia in 1931. After the war and his resettlement, he trained as a blacksmith and locksmith and worked as a labourer in a textile factory.

  • Vesna Acevska

    Vesna Acevska was born in 1952 in Skopje. In 2009, she received the most important Macedonian prize for poetry, the Miladinov Brothers Award. Macedonian literary critique adores her: Katica Kulavkova,…

  • Gabriela Adameşteanu

    Gabriela Adameşteanu, born in Târgu Ocna, Romania, in 1942, is, alongside Norman Manea and Mircea Cărtărescu, one of Romania’s most important literary voices of the 20th century. She studied Romanian…

  • Theodor W. Adorno

    Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno was born in 1903 in Frankfurt am Main. He studied Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and Music Theory and gained his Ph.D. in 1924 on Husserl’s phenomenology. In 1931…

  • Prisca Agustoni

    Prisca Agustoni, born in Lugano in 1975, has been living between Switzerland and Brazil since  2003. In Brazil she teaches Comparative Literature and Italian at a university. She writes poetry…

  • Mimoza Ahmeti

    Born in 1963 as the daughter of a teacher in the North Albanian city Krujë. Even in the years before the collapse of the Communist system, she published poems, which…

  • Ilse Aichinger

    Ilse Aichinger, born 1921 in Vienna, published her novel The Greater Hope about the war in the city in 1948, and her first famous poems. For her novel, poems, radio…

  • Luna Al-Mousli

    Luna Al-Mousli (born in 1990 in Melk) is an Austrian writer and graphic designer of Syrian origin.

  • Robert Alagjozovski

    Robert Alagjozovski, born in 1973, studied General and Comparative Literature in Skopje. He has worked as an editor at various Macedonian publishing companies and magazines. Since 2010 he has run…

  • David Albahari

    David Albahari, born in 1948 in Peć in the former Yugoslavia, studied English Literature and Language at the University of Belgrade. He lived in Calgary, Canada since 1994. David Albahari…

  • Fabiano Alborghetti

    Fabiano Alborghetti, born in Milano in 1970, lives and works in Tessin. Alborghetti first rose to prominence as a poet; he has published a string of poetry collections, including Verso…