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 Herta Müller
Biography
Herta Mülller, born in 1953 in the German-speaking village of Niţchidorf, in Romania,
studied German and Romanian philology in Timisoara. She then worked as a
translator in a machine factory, from which she was subsequently fired for refusing
to collabrorate with the Romanian secret service Securitate. Her first book, Nadirs,
was held up four years at the publishers, and was only allowed to appear in a
censored version in 1982; in 1984 a shortened version was published in Germany,
followed by an Italian translation in 1987.
Herta Müller found it increasingly impossible to publish her work in Romania, where
she was repeatedly subjected to interrogations, house searches and threats from
the Securitate. In 1987 she moved to Germany. From 1989 to 2001 she worked as a
guest lecturer at various universities in England, the USA, Germany and
Switzerland. From 1995 she was a member of the German Academy of Language
and Poetry and in 2005 was a guest professor of poetry at the Freie Universität in
Berlin. But above all Herta Müller continues to keep writing, finding inspiration for
her books in life under the totalitarian dictatatorship. Her works – and particularly
The Hunger Angel and The Land of Green Plums – have been translated into 50
languages. Following numerous other awards, she achieved the distinction of what
one might call the writers’ Olympics when in 2009 she was awarded the Nobel Prize
for Literature. Herta Müller lives in Berlin.
Bibliografia (selezione)/Bibliografie (Auswahl)/Bibliography (selective)
Immer derselbe Schnee und immer derselbe Onkel, 2011, Carl Hanser Verlag
Atemschaukel, 2009, Carl Hanser Verlag (L'altalena del respiro, 2010, Feltrinelli;
The Hunger Angel, 2012, Metropolitan Books)
Der König verneigt sich und tötet. Essays, 2003, Carl Hanser Verlag (Il re s'inchina
e uccide, 2011, Keller)
Der fremde Blick oder das Leben ist ein Furz in der Laterne, 1999, Wallstein (Lo
sguardo estraneo, ovvero la vita è un peto in un lampione, 2009, Sellerio)
Heute wär ich mir lieber nicht begegnet, 1997, Rowohlt (Oggi avrei preferito non
incontrarmi, 2011, Feltrinelli; The Appointment, 2001, Metropolitan Books/Picador)
In der Falle, 1996, Wallstein (In trappola, 2010, Sellerio)
Hunger und Seide, Rowohlt, 1995
Herztier, Rowohlt, 1994, (Il paese delle prugne verdi, 2008, Keller; The Land of
Green Plums, 1996, Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt & Company)
Der Fuchs war damals schon Jäger, 1992, Rowohlt
Der Mensch ist ein großer Fasan auf der Welt, 1986, Berlin (The Passport, 1989,
Serpent's Tail)
Niederungen, versione censurata/zensierte Version 1982; nuova
versione/überarbeitete Fassung/unexpurgated version, 1984, Rotbuch Verlag
(Bassure, 1987, Editori Riuniti; Nadirs, University of Nebraska Press, 1999)
Poesia (collage di testi)/Lyrik (Textcollagen)/Poetry (collage of texts)
Vater telefoniert mit den Fliegen, 2012, Hanser Verlag
Die blassen Herren mit den Mokkatassen, 2005, Carl Hanser Verlag
Im Haarknoten wohnt eine Dame, 2000, Rowohlt
Premi (selezione)/Auszeichnungen (Auswahl)/Awards (selective)
2012 Maximiliansorden für Wissenschaft und Kunst
2011 Samuel-Bogumil-Linde Literaturpreis
2010 Hoffmann-von-Fallersleben-Preis
2010 Großes Verdienstkreuz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
2009 Ehrengabe der Heine-Gesellschaft
2009 Premio Nobel per la letteratura/Nobelpreis für Literatur/Nobel Prize for
Literature
2009 Franz-Werfel-Menschenrechtspreis
2006 Würth-Preis für Europäische Literatur
2006 Walter-Hasenclever-Literaturpreis
2005 Berliner Literaturpreis
2004 Konrad-Adenauer-Preis
2003 Joseph-Breitbach-Preis
1999 Franz Kafka-Preis
1998 International Impac Dublin Literary Award
1998 Ida-Dehmel-Literaturpreis
1997 Franz-Nabl-Preis
1995 Prix Aristeion (Premio letterario europeo/Europäischer Literaturpreis/European
Literature Prize)
1994 Kleist-Preis
1992 Kritikerpreis des SWF
1991 Villa Massimo Stipendium
1989 Marieluise-Fleißer-Preis der Stadt Ingolstadt
1987 Ricarda-Huch-Preis
1984 Aspekte-Literaturpreis
Carlo Ossola
Biography
Literary critic Carlo Ossola (born in Turin in 1946) graduated from the Massimo
D’Azeglio Liceo Classico and took a degree in literature at Turin’s Università degli
studi in1969. He was a professor of Italian literature at the universities of Geneva
(1976-82), Padua (1982-88) and Turin (1988-1999). From 2000 he taught modern
European literature at the Collège de France, Paris, and from 2007 was director of the
Istituto di Studi Italiani, Lugano. He was co-director of the magazines “Lettere Italiane”
and “Rivista di Storia e Letteratura Religiosa”. An essayist who combines
philological acuity with specialised knowledge of comparative literature and the
history of ideas, he has focused in particular on Renaissance culture in the courts of
Europe. Among his studies on contemporary authors, highlights include work on
Ungaretti, and he has also edited previously little-known and unpublished works by
Juan de Valdès, Tesauro, Bossuet, Rossi, Cantù, Deonna, Caillois, Olivetti, de
Certeau, Barthes, Hammarskjöld, Milner, with a particular focus on the Baroque. He
was director of studies in High Culture at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, publishing
books of extensive cultural scope with Vittore Branca. He has published studies on
the tradition of literary institutions within education. With Cesare Segre, he was
responsible for the Einaudi-Gallimard “Pléiade” series Antologia della poesia
italiana. For the Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, he was supervising editor of both
the “Classici Ricciardi” series and the «Classici Treccani. I grandi autori della
letteratura italiana», for which he edited Dante Alighieri’s Commedia, 2011, and
Alessandro Manzoni’s I Promessi Sposi, 2012.
Bibliografia (selezione)/Bibliografie (Auswahl)/Bibliography (selective)
A vif. La création et les signes, 2013, Imprimerie Nationale
Introduzione alla Divina Commedia, 2012, Marsilio
con Giacomo Jori Letteratura Italiana. Canone dei Classici, 2012, UTET
Libri d´Italia. 1861-2011, 2011, Classici Ricciardi
Il continente interiore, 2010, Marsilio
L´Avenir de nos origines. Le copiste et le prophète, 2004, Millon
Le antiche memorie del nulla, 1997, Storia e Letteratura
L´anima in barocco: testi del Seicento italiano, 1995, Scriptorium
Figurato e rimosso: icone e interni del testo, 1988, il Mulino
Dal "Cortegiano" all´"Uomo di mondo": storia di un libro e di un modello sociale,
1987, Einaudi
Insegnare stanca (con/mit/with P. M. Bertinetto), 1982, il Mulino
Brano a brano. L´antologia di italiano nella scuola media inferiore, 1978, il Mulino
La pratica della scrittura: costruzione e analisi del testo poetico (con/mit/with P. M.
Bertinetto), 1976, Paravia
Giuseppe Ungaretti, 1975, Mursia
Autunno del Rinascimento: "Idea del tempio dell´arte" nell´ultimo Cinquecento,
1971, Olschki
Premi (selezione)/Auszeichnungen (Auswahl)/Awards (selective)
2010 Premio Pisa
2010 Premio Cesare Pavese
1997 Premio Antonio Feltrinelli
1991 Premio Roncaglia
1979 Premio Vallombrosa
1975 Premio Bonavera
Martin Meyer
Biography
Martin Meyer, born in 1951 in Zurich, is a journalist, cultural commentator, and writer
of books. From 1974 he worked as an editor for the cultural section of the Neue
Zürcher Zeitung, of which he became section head in 1992. He studied history,
German literature and philosophy at the University of Zurich, where he obtained a
doctorate in 1976 with a thesis on Schiller and German romanticism. Subsequent
publications centred on subjects such as Ernst Jünger, “the end of history”, Thomas
Mann’s diaries and the war of values; the most recent, published by Carl Hanser,
are: Piranesis Zukunft. Essays zu Literatur und Kunst (2009), as well as a major
monograph of Albert Camus – Die Freiheit leben (2013). In 2003 he won the
renowned Charles Veillon Foundation Euopean Prize for literary essays. In addition,
Martin Meyer is a member of the German Academy of Language and Poetry and a
member of the Zurich Gelehrten Gesellschaft. From 2008 he was a delegate then in
2013 became president of the directorate of the Istituto svizzero di studi
internazionali. In 2011, the University of San Gallo awarded him an honorary
doctorate for his work in both journalism and academia.
Bibliografia/Bibliografie/ Bibliography
Albert Camus. Die Freiheit leben, 2013, Hanser Verlag
Piranesis Zukunft. Essays zu Literatur und Kunst, 2009, Hanser Verlag
Krieg der Werte. Wie wir leben, um zu überleben, 2003, Nagel & Kimche
Tagebuch und spätes Leid. Über Thomas Mann, 1999, Hanser Verlag
Die Schweiz – für Europa? Über Kultur und Politik (con/mit/with Georg Kohler),
1998, Hanser Verlag
Die Folgen von 1989 (con/mit/with Georg Kohler), 1994, Hanser Verlag
Ende der Geschichte?, 1993, Hanser Verlag
Intellektuellendämmerung? Beiträge zur neuestes Zeit des Geistes, 1992, Hanser
Verlag
Vom Übersetzen, 1990, Hanser Verlag
Ernst Jünger, 1990, Hanser Verlag
Premi/Auszeichnungen/Awards
2011 Dottore honoris causa/Ehrendoktor/Honorary Doctorate Universität St.Gallen
2003 Prix Européen de l'Essai Charles Veillon
Nora Gomringer
Biography
Swiss-German authoress Nora-Eugenie Gomringer (born in 1980 in Neunkirchen,
Germany, the only girl among 7 brothers) writes lyrical poetry, radio programmes
and cultural articles. From 2000 to date she has published five volumes of poetry
and a collection of essays. In addition to writing, reading and reciting poetry, for
which she has won numerous awards, the most recent including the Jacob Grimm
German Language Prize (2011) and the Joachim Ringelnatz Prize (2012). She is a
member of the Rotary Club and PEN and has taught at universities in Landau,
Sheffield and Kiel. If you meet her socially, it’s likely to be in the dark, since she is a
passionate film-goer. For the same reason she has become ever more frequently –
and enthusiastically – involved in working on cinematic adaptations of her work,
which has given her an opportunity to collaborate with eminent colleagues from the
worlds of music and film. In addition, since 2001 she has run and organised the
Bamberga Poetry Slam, although she has not personally participated in it since
2006. In 2013 she took to the stage for the first time in Basilea with the opera project
Drei fliegende Minuten, her first libretto, which was followed by other performances
in Zurich and Munich. Alongside all these activities, in 2013 she also ran the poetry
festival Lyriktage in Frauenfeld. Nora Gomringer lives in Bamberga, where she is
part of the directorate for the Villa Concordia International Artists’ Residency.
Bibliografia (selezione)/Bibliografie (Auswahl)/Bibliography (selective)
Monster Poems (con illustrazioni di/mit Illustrationen von/illustrated by Reimar
Limmer), 2013, Voland & Quist
Mein Gedicht fragt nicht lange, 2011, Voland & Quist
Ich werde etwas mit der Sprache machen, 2011, Voland & Quist
Luggage Center ANDORA, 2011, LiteraturQuickie Hamburg
Kleine Menschen (con/mit/with Michael Stauffer), 2010, Der Gesunde
Menschenversand (CD)
La Lanterna. Genua speculativa, 2010, radiodramma per/Hörspielskizze für Goethe
Institut Genua, coproduzione per/Koproduktion für/co-production DeutschlandRadio
et al. (data delle prima trasmissione ancora sconosciuta/Erstausstrahlungsdatum
noch unbekannt/broadcast date still unverified)
Nachrichten aus der Luft, 2010, Voland & Quist
Klimaforschung, 2008, Voland & Quist
Sag doch mal was zur Nacht, 2006, Voland & Quist (raccolta di testi recitati con
CD/Sprechtextsammlung mit CD/a collection of spoken texts with CD)
Silbentrennung, 2002, Grupello
Gedichte, 2000, autoedizione/im Eigenverlag/self-published (ripubblicato/neu
aufgelegt/re-published in Mein Gedicht fragt nicht lange)
Premi/Auszeichnungen/Awards
2014 Otto-und-Hildegard-Grau-Preis (Erlangen)
2013 Kulturpreis der Bayerischen Landesstiftung
2013 August-von-Platen-Lyrikpreis der Stadt Ansbach
2013 Poesiepreis des Kulturkreises des Bundes der Deutschen Industrie
2012 Adesione al PEN/PEN-Mitgliedschaft/Member of PEN
2012 Joachim-Ringelnatz-Preis für Lyrik der Stadt Cuxhaven
2011 Jacob-Grimm-Preis Deutsche Sprache
2009 Kulturpreis der Oberfrankenstiftung
2008 Bayrischer Kulturpreis verliehen durch die EON-Stiftung
2006 Literaturpreis der Stadt Erlangen
2006 Kunstförderpreis des Freistaates Bayern (Sparte Literatur)
2005 Vincitrice del Poetry Slam di Lipsia nella categoria “Team” con/TeamGewinnerin bei den deutschsprachigen Poetry Slam Meisterschaften Leipzig
mit/Winner of the German language Poetry Slam Meisterschaften Leipzig with Mia
Pittroff e/und/and Nina Sonnenberg aka Fiva MC
2003 Hattinger Förderpreis für Literatur
Mario Botta
Biography
Mario Botta was born in 1943 in Mendrisio. After a period of apprenticeship as a
construction designer in Lugano, he attended the Milan liceo artistico and continued
his studies at the Istituto Universitario d’Architettura in Venice, graduating in 1969,
with Carlo Scarpa and Giuseppe Mazzariol as his mentors. During his time in Venice
he met and worked with Le Corbusier and Luois I. Kahn. In 1970 he opened his own
architectural practice in Lugano, where he worked on the design and construction of
a wide variety of buildings, from one-family houses in Ticino to churches and
museums all over the world. Since then he has also been extensively engaged in
teaching, lecturing, holding seminars, and giving courses at architecture schools in
Europe, Asia, the USA, and Latin America. In 1976 he was appointed guest
professor at the Lausanne Polytechnic and in 1987 at the Yale School of
Architecture in New Haven, USA. In 1983 he was appointed a tenured professor at
the Scuole Politecniche Svizzere, and from 1982 to 1987 was a member of the
Swiss Federal Fine Arts Commission. In 1996 he undertook the creation and
establishment of the new Architectural Academy of Mendrisio, of which he was
director (2002- 2003 and 2011-2013), and still teaches there today. His work has
won major awards including the Merit Award for Excellence in Design for the
Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, and numerous exhibitions have been
dedicated to his work.
Opere edili (selezione) /Bauten (Auswahl)/Architectural works (selective)
2013 Granatkapelle, Zillertal
2012 Hotel Twelve in Hengshan, Shanghai
2012 Centro benessere/Wellnesszentrum/Wellness Centre, Rigi Kaltbad
2011 Biblioteca dell’Università Tsinghua/Bibibliothek der Tsinghua Universität/
Tsinghua University Library, Beijing
2009 Cantina/Weinkellerei/Winebar Château Faugères, Saint-Emilion
2009 Museo/Museum Bechtler, Charlotte
2006-2009 Sede centrale e residenze/Wohnungen und Hauptsitz/HQ and residential
quarters Campari, Sesto San Giovanni
2004-2006 Centro benessere/Wellnesszentrum /Wellness Centre Tschuggen
Bergoase, Arosa
2004-2006 Chiesa/Kirche/Church Santo Volto, Torino
2003 Museo e biblioteca/Museum und Bibliothek /Museum and Library Fondation
Bodmer, Cologny (CH)
2002-2004 Ristrutturazione/Umbau/Redesign/Teatro alla Scala, Milano
2002 MART Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea/Kulturzentrum und Museum
für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst/Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Trento-Rovereto
1999-2000 Centro Friedrich Dürrenmatt/Friedrich Dürrenmatt Zentrum, Neuchâtel
1998 Cymbalist Sinagogue and Hebrew Heritage Center, Tel Aviv
1996 Museo Jean Tinguely/Jean Tinguely Museum, Basel
1990-1995 SFMOMA Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
1989-2003 Kyobo Tower, Seoul
1984-1987 Teatro e centro culturale/Theater und Kulturzentrum/ André Malraux
Cuntural Centre and Theatre, Chambéry
Premi (selezione)/Auszeichnungen (Auswahl)/Awards (selective)
2013 Nomina a membro onorario della/Berufung in die/Nominated an Honorary
Member of the Pontificia Insigne Accademia di Belle Arti e Letteratura dei Virtuosi al
Pantheon da parte di papa Benedetto XVI/durch Papst Benedikt XVI/by Pope
Benedict XVI
2006 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage Europa Nostra, Den Haag
2005 Medaglia Beato Angelico Associazione S. Marco per il Rinascimento, Firenze
2005 Premio/Preis/award Excellence in design for civic architecture, Leeum
Samsung Museum, Seoul
1999 Chevalier dans l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur, Paris
1997 Honorary Fellow Royal Institute of British Architects, London
1995 Merit Award for Excellence in Design - AIA, California
1995 Europäischer Kulturpreis, Karlsruhe
1989 CICA Award - Comité Internacional de Criticos de Arquitectura, Bienal de
Arquitectura, Buenos Aires
1988 Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Paris
1986 Chicago Architecture Award
1983 Ehrenmitglied des Bundes Deutscher Architekten
Vittorio Gregotti
Biography
Vittorio Gregotti, was born in Novara in 1927, and graduated in architecture in 1952
from the Milan Polytechnic. From 1953 to 1968 he worked with L. Meneghetti and G.
Stoppino. In 1974 he founded Gregotti Associati, of which he is president. From
1978 to 2000 he was a full professor of Architectonic Composition at the Istituto
Universitario di Architettura in Venice, taught at the Architecture Faculty in Milano
(1964 -1967) and Palermo (1968 -1973), and was a visiting professor at the
universities of Tokyo, Buenos Aires, San Paolo, Lausanne, Harvard, Philadelphia,
Princeton, Cambridge (U.K.) and M.I.T. in Cambridge (Mass.). He has participated
in numerous international exhibitions and from 1974 to 1976 was director of the
visual arts and architecture section for the Venice Biennale. In addition, from 1953 to
1955 he edited Casabella, editor in chief of Casabella-Continuità 1955-1963,
director of Edilizia Moderna 1963-1965, director of Rassegna 1979-1998. He was
also responsible for the architecture section of the magazine Il Verri. He wrote for
the cultural sections of the Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica and from 1984 to
1992 was the architectural columnist for the magazine Panorama. He became an
member of the Accademia in San Luca in 1976, and of that of Brera in 1995. He was
awarded an honorary doctorate by the Prague Polytechnic in 1996, by the
Architecture Faculty of the Bucharest Polytechnic in 1999 and by the Architecture
Faculty at Porto University in 2003. In 1997 he became a member of the BDA (Bund
der deutschen Architekten) and in 1999 an honorary member of the American
Institute of Architects. In 2000 he received the President of the Republic’s Gold
Medal for “Services to Science and Culture”.
Opere edili (selezione)/Bauten (Auswahl)/Architectural works (selective)
2008 Chiesa di/Kirche/Church San Massimiliano Kolbe, Bergamo
2003 Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence
2003 Bund Central Business District, Shanghai
2002 Nuovo quartiere residenziale nell'area di/Wohnquartier/New residential district
Pujiang, Shanghai
2002 Museo archeologico/Archäologiemuseum/Archeological Museum Patras
2002 Complesso amministrativo/Verwaltungsgebäude/Administrative office
complex, Mosca
2001 Nuova città di per 100.000 abitanti/neue Stadt Jiangwan für 100.000
Einwohner/New town for 1000,000 residents, Shanghai
2000 Direction commerciale d'Air France, Montreuil
2000 Municipio e nuovo centro urbano/Stadthaus und -zentrum/Nice Town hall and
new urban centre, Nizza
1999 Stadio/Stadion/Stadium, Marrakech
1999 Stadio/Stadion/Stadium, Agadir
1999 Salle des Etats al Louvre, Paris
1997 Teatro degli Arcimboldi alla Bicocca, Milano
1997 National Grand Theater, Beijing
1994 Nave da crociera/Kreuzfahrtschiff/Cruise ship "Costa Vittoria"
1993 Edifici residenziali a/Wohngebäude/Residential buildings Spandau, Berlin
1992 Una nuova città sul Mar Nero/neue Stadt am Schwarzen Meer/New town on
the Black Sea, Ukraine
1991 Salle des Etats e ala/und Flügel/and Wing Denon Louvre, Paris
1991 Risistemazione/Neuordnung/Redesign Potsdamer Platz e/und/and Leipziger
Platz, Berlin
1991 Place de l'Etoile, Strasburgo
1991 Nave da crociera/Kreuzfahrtschiff/Cruise ship "Costa Romantica"
1990 Ristrutturazione area portuale centro storico/Renovierung Hafengebiet
Altstadt/Restructuring of the historical port centre, Venezia
1989 Palazzetto dello sport/Sports Centre/, Nîmes
1987 Sede della Regione/Sitz der Region/Regional Seat of Government, Marche,
Ancona
1987 Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Accademia Carrara, Bergamo
1986 Stadio olimpico/Olympiastadion/Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
1986 Stadio/Stadion/Stadium, Nîmes
1985 Trasformazione area/Umwandlung Gebiet/Transformation of the area. Pirelli
Bicocca, Milano
1984 Quartiere fieristico/Messegelände/Exhibition site , Ferrara
1984 Parco archeologico ai/Archäologiepark/Archeological Park Fori Imperiali,
Roma
1974 Fondazione Feltrinelli, Milano
1969 Quartiere per 20.000 abitanti/Quartier für 20.000 Einwohner/Residential
quarters for 20,000 inhabitants(ZEN), Palermo
1969 Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Università di Palermo
1960 Palazzo per uffici/Bürogebäude/Office complex, Novara
Riconoscimenti (selezione)/Auszeichnungen (Auswahl)/Awards (selective)
1996 Laurea honoris causa Politecnico di Praga /Ehrendoktorat/Honorary Doctorate
Polytechnikum Prag
1999 Laurea honoris causa Facoltà di Architettura del Politecnico di
Bucarest/Ehrendoktorat Architekturfakultät Polytechnikum Bukarest
2003 Laurea honoris causa dalla Facoltà di Architettura dell’Università di
Porto/Ehrendoktorat Architekturfakultät Universität Porto/Honorary Doctorate
2000 Medaglia d’oro della der Presidenza della Repubblica “Benemerito della
scienza e della cultura”
Nicola Navone
Biography
Nicola Navone, born in 1967 in Lugano, is vice-director of the Archivio del Moderno
and lectures at the Archictecture Academy in Mendrisio - USI. One of his research
areas is the role Ticinese craftsmen played in spreading the influence of Italian
architectural culture in Russia, from the early 18th century to the mid-19th century, a
subject on which he published widely; the other is contemporary Ticinese
architecture, which is internationally renowned, and is the focus of his teaching at
the Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio and, in Spring 2013, at the Università
IUAV in Venice. He is secretary for the international architectural prize, the BSI
Swiss Architectural Award.
Klaus Wagenbach
Biography
Publisher Klaus Wagenbach was born in 1930 Berlin. After training as a bookseller
he was awarded his doctorate in 1957 with a thesis on Franz Kafka, whose life and
work continues to fascinate him. Specialising in German literature, from 1959 he
worked as an editor in German for the publishing company S. Fischer, and later as a
reviewer for the broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk. He lost both jobs due to a letter
of protest he wrote to the Procurator General about the arrest of an East German
editor during a bookfair. In autumn 1964 he founded the publishing company in
Berlin, Verlag Klaus Wagenbach, that remains an independent to this day. He
published the early writings of Wolf Biermann to great success, came to be
considered the revolutionaries’ publisher and, in the explosive years of the 60s, that
of the Red Army Faction. He made speeches at the funerals of the RAF terrorist
Ulrike Meinhof, and the publisher Giacomo Feltrinelli. Following internal conflicts in
1973, the publishing company, which had become a collective, fell apart. From then
on Klaus Wagenbach concentrated on new literature, publishing Rudi Dutschke,
Erich Fried and Boris Vian and promoting Italian authors such as Alberto Moravia,
Luigi Malerba and Natalia Ginzburg. He is known as the publisher with the most
criminal convictions but also the publisher who has received the most awards. In
2010 he was the first publisher to receive the Kurt Wolff Prize, for lifetime
achievement. In 2002 he passed the running of the publishing company to his wife
Susanne Schüssler. Klaus Wagenbach lives in Berlin.
Bibliografia/Bibliografie/Bibliography
Die Freiheit des Verlegers, 2010, Wagenbach (La libertà dell’editore, 2013, Sellerio)
Kafkas Prag. Ein Reiselesebuch, 1993, Wagenbach
Franz Kafka. Bilder aus seinem Leben, 1983, Wagenbach (nuova edizione
rielaborata e ampliata/vollständig überarbeitete und erweiterte Neuausgabe/new,
revised and expanded edition 2008)
Eintritt frei. Beiträge zur öffentlichen Meinung, 1982, Luchterhand
Franz Kafka in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten, 1964, Rowohlt
Franz Kafka. Eine Biographie seiner Jugend, 1958, Francke
Pubblicazioni curate (selezione)/Herausgeber (Auswahl)/Publications as editor
Mein Italien, kreuz und quer, 2004, Wagenbach
Alberto Moravia, Ach, die Frauen! Die schönsten Erzählungen, 2003, Wagenbach
Die weite Reise. Mittelmeergeschichten, 2002, Wagenbach
Umberto Eco. Mein verrücktes Italien. Verstreute Notizen aus vierzig Jahren, 2000,
Wagenbach
Wieso Bücher?, 1994, Wagenbach
Tintenfisch. Zweibändige Neuausgabe 1967-1976, 1981, Wagenbach
Franz Kafka. In der Strafkolonie, 1975/1995, Wagenbach
Lesebuch. Deutsche Literatur der sechziger Jahre, 1968/1994/1997, Wagenbach
Tintenfisch, Jahrbuch für deutsche Literatur (co-curatore/Mitherausgeber/co-editor),
1968-1987, Wagenbach
Premi (selezione)/Auszeichnungen (Auswahl)/Awards (selective)
2010 Kurt-Wolff-Preis
2006 Rahel-Varnhagen-von-Ense-Medaille der Stadt Berlin
2006 Premio Ardinghello, Firenze
2002 Kythera-Preis, Düsseldorf
2001 Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur
2001 Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz
1999 Hugo-Ball-Preis
1995 Astrolabio d'oro, Pisa
1990 Premio Nazionale per la Traduzione
1990 Bundesverdienstkreuz Erster Klasse
1988 Cavaliere dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana
1979 Deutscher Kritikerpreis
Inge Feltrinelli
Biography
Inge Schönthal was born in 1930 in Essen to German Jewish parents. She had a
difficult childhood, and after the war left Germany to work as a photographer.
Through her work she met major figures such as Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso
and Simone de Beauvoir. Her photographs appeared in international magazines
such as Constanze, Paris Match and Life. In 1958 she met the publisher
Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, married him in 1960 and moved to Milan to be with him. In
1969 she became the publishing company’s Vice-President, and then its president
after her husband’s death in 1972. Over the years she made the company the third
largest Italian publisher, brought many Nobel Prize winners to its roster, and worked
to bring Italian authors to international attention. Inge Feltrinelli became honorary
president of the Librerie Feltrinelli company. In 2005 the financial holding entity Effe
was established, to which she wa appointed Vice-President. She has received
numerous international awards, including the European Media Karlsmedaille in
2011. In 2013 Photographs, a collection of her photography was published,
containing work from her earlier career. Inge Feltrinelli lives and works in Milan.
Premi (selezione)/Auszeichnungen (Auswahl)/Awards (selective)
2013 Grande Ufficiale della Repubblica italiana
2011 Laurea honoris causa/Ehrendoktorat/Honorary Doctorate Universität
Heidelberg
2011 Karlsmedaille für europäische Medien, Aachen
2008 Miembro de la Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste
2006 Reconocimiento al merito editorial, Guadalajara
2004 Laurea honoris causa/Ehrendoktorat /Honorary Doctorate Iulm Milano
2002 Commandeur dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres en Francia
1999 Verdienstkreuz am Bande der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
1996 Accademico di Brera
1991 Laurea honoris causa/Ehrendoktorat /Honorary Doctorate Università di Ferrara
1986 Cavaliere della Repubblica italiana
Bibliografia/Bibliografie/Bibliography
Mit Fotos die Welt erobern, 2013, Steidl (Photographs, 2014, Steidl)
Inge fotoreporter, 2000, Feltrinelli
Péter Nádas
Biography
Péter Nádas was born in 1942 in Budapest, Hungary, but was orphaned at the age
of 16. He initially worked as a photographer and journalist, but, as a result of
growing disagreement with official guidelines on journalistic editorial policy, in 1968
he withdrew to the countryside to devote himself to writing freelance. In 1967 he
published his first collection of short stories. His first novel, The End of a Family
Story (1977; USA, 1998), was published in Hungary only several years after being
written, since Péter Nádas was not popular with the censors. In the Germanspeaking sphere he enjoys great esteem, thanks in particular to the novels The End
of a Family Story and A Book of Memories (1986; USA 1997). For his literary work,
stage plays and essays, he has won numerous awards, including the Austrian State
Prize for European Literature, (1991), the Kossuth Prize (1992), the Leipzig Book
Award for European Understanding (1995) and the Franz Kafka Prize (2003).
Exhibitions of his photographs have been held in Paris, Zurich, Salzsburg, Berlin,
Moscow, Helsinki, Budapest and at the Kunsthaus in Zugo, among other places. His
most recent novel Párhuzamos történetek (Parallel Stories), which took him 18
years to write, was published in Hungary in 2005, in German in 2012, and in 7 other
languages. This was a monumental work, the German version comprising 1700
pages, and praised by critics as “the last epic novel of the past century” and a
“phenomenal provocation that overturns all literary conventions”. Péter Nádas lives
and
works
in
Budapest
and
Gombosszeg.
Bibliografia (selezione)/Bibliografie (Auswahl)/Bibliography (selective)
Arbor mundi, 2012, Nimbus. Kunst und Bücher
Párhuzamos történetek, 2005, Jelenkor (Parallelgeschichten 2012, Rowohlt; Parallel
Stories, 2011, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Minotaurus, 1997, Jelenkor (Minotauro, Zandonai, 2010; Minotauros, 1997,
Rowohlt)
Vonulás. A fotográfia szép története, 1995, Jelenkor (Die schöne Geschichte der
Fotografie, 2001, Berlin Verlag; A Lovely Tale of Photography, 1999, Twisted Spoon
Pr)
Szerelem (Amore, 2012, Zandonai; Liebe, 1996, Rowohlt; Love, 2000, Farrar,
Straus and Giroux)
Talát cetli, 1992, Jelenkor (Freiheitsübungen und andere Kleine Prosa, 2004, Berlin
Verlag)
Az égi és a földi szerelemröl, 1991, Jelenkor (Von der himmlischen und der
irdischen Liebe, 1994, Rowohlt)
Évkönyv, 1989, Szépirodalmi (Der Lebensläufer, 1995, Rowohlt)
Hazatérés, Jelenkor, 1985 (Heimkehr, 1992, Rowohlt )
Emlékiratok könyve, 1986, Szépirodalmi (Libro di memorie, 2012, Baldini Castoldi
Dalai; Buch der Erinnerung, 1991, Rowohlt; A Book of Memories, 1997, Farrar,
Straus and Giroux)
Egy családregény vége, 1977, Szépirodalmi (Fine di un romanzo familiare, 2009,
Baldini Castoldi Dalai; Ende eines Familienromans, 1979, Suhrkamp; The End of a
Family Story, 1998, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
A Biblia, 1967, Szépirodalmi (La Bibbia, BUR, 2009; Die Bibel, 2009, Berlin Verlag)
Pièce teatrali/Theaterstücke/Plays
Ohne Pause (drei Stücke), 1999, Rowohlt
Lavori fotografici/Fotografische Arbeiten/Photographic Works
Schattengeschichte, 2012, Nimbus. Kunst und Bücher
Lichtgeschichte, 2012, Nimbus. Kunst und Bücher
Saját halál, 2004, Jelenkor (Der eigene Tod, 2002, Steidl; Own Death, 2006, Steidl)
Etwas Licht, Steidl, 1999
Premi/Auszeichnungen/Awards
2014 Würth-Preis für Europäische Literatur
2012 Literatur- und Übersetzungspreis Brücke Berlin (per Párhuzamos történetek,
insieme alla traduttrice/für Parallelgeschichten, gemeinsam mit Übersetzerin/for
Parallel Stories, along with translator Christina Viragh)
2007 Ordine al merito della Repubblica di Ungheria/Verdienstordens der Republik
Ungarn, Komtur/The Republic of Hungary’s Order of Merit
2003 Franz-Kafka-Literaturpreis
1995 Leipziger Buchpreis zur Europäischen Verständigung
1992 Kossuth-Preis
1991 Österreichischer Staatspreis für Europäische Literatur
Andreas Breitenstein
Biography
Andreas Breitenstein was born in 1961 in Zurich, where he studied German,
philosophy and art history. After a year spent studying in the USA, and learning
English, he worked as a copywriter and freelance literary critic (Zürichsee-Zeitung,
Tages-Anzeiger, Neue Zürcher Zeitung). From 1992 he was on the editorial team for
the cultural section at NZZ, where he was responsible for covering culture and
literature in Austria, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia and Latin America.
Central to his literary interests are writers from Austria, Scandinavia, Central and
Eastern central Europe. As a journalist, he is also a specialist on the rise of Asia.
Jonas Lüscher
Biography
Jonas Lüscher, born in 1976 in Schlieren (Switzerland), is a doctoral candidate in
philosophy and a writer. After training as an elementary school teacher in Bern, he
worked for some years as a screenwriter for the film industry in Munich, the capital
of Bavaria, where he subsequently studied at the Hochschule für Philosophie.
Alongside his studies and research, he wrote a novel which, however, has remained
unpublished to date. However, his literary debut, the novella Frühling der Barbaren
published by C. H. Beck in 2013, brought him instant fame: his work “about nonaction” – as he put it – following the financial collapse, was nominated for the
German and Swiss Book Prizes (Deutscher Buchpreis and Schweizer Buchpreis).
This book also received the Canton of Bern’s Literary Prize, a City of Zurich’s Artist
grant, and the Bayerischer Kunstförderpreis. This year, Frühling der Barbaren will be
published in French by Autrement. Further translations into other langauges are also
underway. In addition, in November 2012 the Opéra National Montpellier, in France,
staged the première of the opera Jetzt, for which Jonas Lüscher wrote the libretto.
Between 2012 and 2013 he spent eight months at Stanford University with Hans
Ulrich Gumbrecht as a visiting researcher. He is currently working at Zurich
Polytechnic’s Department Philosophy on his doctoral thesis on the importance of
narrative in depicting the complexities of social issues. For this, he commutes
between Munich, where he has lived for thirteen years, and Zurich. He feels
completely at home in Germany, so much so that he has applied for German
citizenship.
Bibliografia/Bibliografie/Bibliography
Frühling der Barbaren, 2013, C. H. Beck
Libretti/Bühnenstücke/Libretti
Jetzt, libretto dell’opera di/Libretto zu einer Oper von Mathis Nitschke, 2012
Premi /Auszeichnungen/Awards
2013 Literarische Auszeichnung des Kanton Bern
2013 Bayerischer Kunstförderpreis
Fleur Jaeggy
Biography
Annemarie Claude Fleur Jaeggy was born in Zurich in 1940 to an Italian father and
a Swiss mother. She attended various educational establishments, mainly in
Switzerland, but, having had enough of school and full of youthful impatience she
moved to Rome in Italy. There she had the opportunity to meet and become friends
with Ingeborg Bachmann and spend time with other German-speaking intellectuals.
She subsequently moved to Milan, where she still lives today with her writer
husband Roberto Calasso. Considered an Italian writer of Swiss origin by the
Garzanti Encyclopaedia of Literature, she works in many different fields. She has
written on Keats and Walser, translated Schwob and De Quincey, published several
books with Adelphi Edizione, as well as having worked with her friend Franco
Battiato on song lyrics for the Sicilian singer-songwriter who goes by the name of
Carlotta Wieck. Some of her writing has formed the basis for stage-plays, e.g.
L’angelo custode was performed in Rome, in 1973, and directed by Giorgio Marini.
She worked with the same director, Giorgio Marini, in 1975 on the play Un tram che
si chiama Tallulah, presented at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, about
actress Tallulah Bankhead’s widely-panned performance in a Tennessee Williams
drama. I beati anni del castigo, published in 1989 by Adelphi, considered her first
major success, was adapted for the stage in 2010, and performed at Milan’s Piccolo
Teatro, directed by Luca Ronconi. The writer Susan Sontag chose Proleterka as her
book of the year for the Times Literary Supplement’s 2003 review. Jaeggy has also
written radio plays for Swiss Italian Radio. Her books have been translated into
numerous languages and published in many different countries.
Bibliografia/Bibliografie/Bibliography
Vite Congetturali, 2009, Adelphi
Proleterka, Adelphi 2001 (Proleterka, 2002, Berlin Verlag, S.S. Proleterka, New
Directions, 2003)
La paura del cielo. Adelphi 1994 (Die Angst vor dem Himmel, Berlin Verlag 1997)
I beati anni del castigo. Adelphi 1989 (Die seligen Jahre der Züchtigung, 1996,
Berlin Verlag)
Le statue d’acqua. Adelphi 1980, (Wasserstatuen, Matthes & Seitz, 1984,)
L’angelo custode, 1971, Adelphi
Il dito in bocca, 1968, Adelphi
Premi/Auszeichnungen/Awards
2011 Premio Centenario BSI
2002 Premio Viareggio-Rèpaci
2001 Premio Donna città di Roma
2001 Premio Vailate Alderigo Sala
1994 Premio Moravia
1994 Premio Boccaccio Europa
1990 Premio Bagutta
Anna Ruchat
Biography
Anna Ruchat was born in Zurich in 1959. She studied philosophy and German
literature in Pavia, where she lives today, and in Zurich. The authors she has
translated, over her many years of experience in this field, include Thomas
Bernhard, Paul Celan, Nelly Sachs, Victor Klemperer, Mariella Mehr and
Werner Herzog, Friedrich Dürrenmatt. In 2000, with she worked with actors
Bruno Cerruti and Arianna Marano and musicians Mariano Nocito and Gianni
Mimmo to take a dramatised reading based on Victor Klemperer’s diaries
entitled Una fossa nell’aria to schools and theatres. From 2001 she taught at
schools (Scuole Civiche) in Milan and from 2002 has managed the archive of
the poet Franco Beltrametti. From 2004 to 2008 she worked at the publishers
Effigie, and with Swiss Italian Radio, whilst also writing for the daily newspaper
“Il manifesto” as well as the magazines “Il primo amore” and “Pulp”. In 2004 a
collection of her short stories In questa vita was published (Casagrande), and
2005 saw the publication of a volume of poetry, Geografia senza fiume
(Campanotto) and Il male minore (Ed. Fondazione Beltrametti), in a
collaboration with the photographer Elda Papa. A further collaboration followed,
this time with artist Giulia Fonti, in 2009, resulting in a collection of her poetry
entitled Angeli di stoffa (Pagine d’Arte) and in 2010 she published the short
novel Volo in ombra (Quarup), about the day – October 25, 1960 – in which her
father André lost his life when his Hunter crashed on a military flight in
Meiringen. Olmo Cerri made a documentary of the same title about this event in
2013, with Ruchat’s participation. A collection of her poems, illustrated by
Daniele Brolli Terra taciturna e apocalisse was published in 2012 (Campanotto)
as was the book Il malinteso (Ibis). German language translations of her work
include Die beiden Türen der Welt (Rotpunkt Verlag) and Schattenflug (Limmat
Verlag).
Bibliografie/Bibliografia/Bibliography
Il malinteso, 2012, Ibis
Terra taciturna e apocalisse, 2012, Campanotto
Volo in ombra, 2010, Quarup (Schattenflug, 2012, Limmat Verlag)
Angeli di stoffa. Con collages di/mit Collagen von Giulia Fonti, 2009, Pagine d’Arte
Il male minore, 2006, Ed. Fondazione Beltrametti,
Geografia senza fiume, 2005, Campanotta
Mimare frasi, 2005, Biblioteca cantonale Bellinzona
In questa vita, 2004, Casagrande (Die beiden Türen der Welt, 2006,
Rotpunktverlag)
Premi/Auszeichnungen/Awards
2005 Premio Schiller/Schillerpreis
2005 Premio Chiara
Alain Claude Sulzer
Biography
Alain Claude Sulzer, born in 1953 in Riehen in the canton of Basel-Stadt, trained as
a librarian then subsequently turned to journalism. In the 1980s his own literary work
began to appear in publication. In parallel he has also worked as a translator from
French. From 2008 to 2011 he was a Jury member on the Ingeborg Bachmann
International Competition in Klagenfurt. He has won numerous awards, including the
Prix Médicis étranger in 2008, the Hermann Hesse Prize in 2009 and in 2013 the
City of Basel’s Kulturpreis. His novel Aus den Fugen was short-listed fort the 2012
Swiss Book Prize. 2013 also saw the publication of his portrait of the city, Basel.
Sulzer makes his living as a freelance writer in Basel, Berlin and Alsace.
Bibliografia/Bibliografie/Bibliography
Basel, 2013, Hoffmann und Campe
Aus den Fugen, 2012, Galiani (Il concerto, 2013, Sellerio)
Zur falschen Zeit, 2010, Galiani
Privatstunden, 2007, Epoca/2009, Suhrkamp
Ein perfekter Kellner, 2004, Epoca/2006, Suhrkamp (A Perfect Waiter, 2008,
Bloomsbury)
Annas Maske, 2001, Epoca/2006, Suhrkamp
Urmein, 1998, Klett-Cotta
Die siamesischen Brüder, 1990, Klett-Cotta
Das Künstlerzimmer, 1988, Klett-Cotta
Bergelson, 1985, List
Das Erwachsenengerüst, 1983, List
Premi/Auszeichnungen/Awards
2013 Kulturpreis der Stadt Basel
2009 Prix des auditeurs de la Radio Suisse Romande
2009 Hermann-Hesse-Preis
2008 Prix Médicis étranger
2005 Einzelwerkpreis der Schweizerischen Schillerstiftung
1999 Schillerpreis der Zürcher Kantonalbank
1984 Rauriser Literaturpreis
Martin Meyer
Biography
Martin Meyer, born in 1951 in Zurich, studied philosophy, literature and history. In
1974 he become editor of the prestigious cultural section of the Neuen Zürcher
Zeitung, which he ran until 1992. His field of interest includes the analysis of time,
literature and philosophy, as well as classical music. His publications and work as a
writer and curator has focused on Ernst Jünger, Thomas Mann, Switzerland and
Europe, among other subjects; just a few of his noteworthy titles are Ende der
Geschichte? (1993), Krieg der Werte (2003), Tagebuch und spätes Leid (about
Thomas Mann, 1999) and Piranesis Zukunft (a collection of essays on art and
literature, 2009). He is a member of the German Academy of Language and Poetry.
Durs Grünbein
Biography
Durs Grünbein, born in 1962 in Dresden, lives and works as poet, translator,
essayist and opera librettist in Berlin and Rome. In 1985 he moved to East Berlin,
where he made his debut in 1988 with the poetry collection Grauzone morgens.
After the fall of the Iron Curtain he travelled extensively. He is deeply involved with
philosophy, works as a foreign correspondent for various magazines, devotes
himself to exchanging ideas with performers and painters, and occasionally
translates authors from antiquity such as Aeschylus (The Persians), but is above all
a writer of poetry. In Schädelbasislektion, 1991, he confronted the reality of the two
Germanys, reunited after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Since then he has published
fifteen collections of poetry, including Della neve. Ovvero Cartesio in Germania
(2003, it. 2005), le meditazioni Der cartesische Taucher (2008), Die Bars von
Atlantis (2009), Aroma. Ein römisches Zeichenbuch (2010), inspired by ancient
Rome, Koloss im Nebel (2012) and Cyrano oder Die Rückkehr vom Mond, which
came out this year. His work has been translated into numerous languages and won
him several awards. In 1995 Durs Grünbein was the youngest ever author to
receive the Georg Büchner Prize. Additional awards include the Friedrich Nietzsche
Prize, the Friedrich Hölderlin Prize, the Pier Paolo Pasolini di Roma international
poetry award, and the City of Västerås (Sweden) Tomas Tranströmer Prize, to cite
just a few. He is a member of the Order of Merit as well as of various academies,
such as the Darmstadt German Academy of Language and Poetry. Grünbein is a
Professor of Poetry and Aesthetics at the Fine Arts Academy in Düsseldorf.
Bibliografia (selezione)/Bibliografie (Auswahl)/Bibliography (selective)
Cyrano oder Die Rückkehr vom Mond, 2014, Suhrkamp
Verabredungen. Gespräche und Gegensätze über Jahrzehnte mit Aris Fioretos,
2013, Suhrkamp
Koloß im Nebel, 2012, Suhrkamp
Limbische Akte, 2011, Reclam
Aroma. Ein römisches Zeichenbuch, 2010, Suhrkamp
Die Bars von Atlantis. Eine Erkundigung in vierzehn Tauchgängen, 2009, Suhrkamp
(The Bars of Atlantis: Selected Essays, 2010, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Lob des Taifuns. Reisetagebücher in Haikus, 2008, Insel Verlag
Der cartesische Taucher. Drei Meditationen, 2008, Suhrkamp (Descartes' Devil:
Three Meditations, 2010, Upper West Side Philosophers)
Strophen für übermorgen, 2007, Suhrkamp (Strofe per dopodomani, 2011, Einaudi)
Liebesgedichte, 2008, Insel Verlag
Von ganzem Herzen, 2004, Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung
Vom Schnee oder Descartes in Deutschland, 2003, Suhrkamp (Della neve. Ovvero
Cartesio in Germania, 2005, Einaudi)
Das erste Jahr. Berliner Aufzeichnungen, 2001, Suhrkamp (Il primo anno. Appunti
berlinesi, 2004, Einaudi)
Die Schweizer Korrektur (con/mit/with Brigitte Oleschinski e/und/and Peter
Waterhouse), 1995, Urs Engeler Editor
Schädelbasislektion, 1991, Suhrkamp
Pièce teatrali e libretti /Bühnenstücke
Berenice, Libretto, 2004, Suhrkamp Verlag
Die Perser des Aischylos, (come traduttore/als Übersetzer /as translator), 2001,
Suhrkamp Verlag
Premi/Auszeichnungen/Awards
2012 Tomas-Tranströmer-Preis Västerås
2009 Samuel-Bogumil-Linde-Preis
2009 Großes Verdienstkreuz mit Stern der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
2006 Berliner Literaturpreis der Preussischen Seehandlung
2005 Friedrich-Hölderlin-Preis der Stadt Bad Homburg
2004 Friedrich-Nietzsche-Preis des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
2001 Spycher: Literaturpreis Leuk
2000 Literaturpreis der Osterfestspiele Salzburg
1995 Peter-Huchel-Preis
1995 Georg-Büchner-Preis 1992 Literaturpreis der Stadt Marburg
1993 Nicolas-Born-Preis für Lyrik
1993 Förderungspreis des Kunstpreises Berlin
1992 Literaturförderpreis der Freien Hansestadt Bremen
1989 Förderpreis zum Leonce-und Lena-Preis
Joanna Bator
Biography
Joanna Bator, born in 1968 in Wałbrzych, Poland, studied culture and philosophy in
Breslavia. Her academic work concerns the representation of women. Her articles
have appeared in major Polish daily newspapers and magazines. In 2002 she
published her first novel Kobieta [Woman]. She spent several years in Japan, and
an anthology of her journalistic work Japonski wachlarz [The Japanese Fan] won the
Beata Pawlak Prize in 2005. Joanna Bator is also a university lecturer, and until
2011 taught, among other institutions, at the Polish-Japanese Institute di informatica
in Warsaw. In she 2009 surprised readers with a best-selling novel, Piaskowa Góra
[Sandy Mountain]; and the German translation, published in 2012, was also highly
successful. Since then she has been considered a major voice in European
literature. She followed the family saga Piaskowa Góra with a sequel, Chmurdalia
[Cloudalia]. Last year her newest book, Ciemno, prawie noc [Dark, Almost Night],
2012, written during a recent stay in Tokyo, won Poland’s most important literary
prize, the Nike Award.
Bibliografia/Bibliografie/Bibliography
Lost Words, Lost Worlds: Eine europäische Sprachreise (coautrice/Mitautorin/coauthor), 2013, edition.fotoTAPETA, Berlin
Ciemno, prawie noc. W.A.B., Warszawa 2012
Chmurdalia, 2010, W. A. B. (Wolkenfern, 2013, Suhrkamp Verlag)
Piaskowa Góra, 2009. W. A. B. (Sandberg, Berlin 2012, Suhrkamp Verlag)
Japoński wachlarz, 2004, Twój Styl
Kobieta, 2002, Twój Styl,
Feminizm, postmodernizm, psychoanliza, 2001, Wydawnictwo Słowo Obraz
Terytoria
Premi/Auszeichnungen/Awards
2013 Premio Nike/Nike-Preis/Nike Prize
2005 Premio Beata Pawlak per/ Beata Pawlak Preis für/Beate Pawlak
AwardJapoński wachlarz.
2005 Premio dell'Associazione degli editori polacchi / Preis der Gesellschaft der
Polnischen Buchverlage/Polish Booksellers Association Prize (Nagroda wydawców)
2005 Premio letterario/Gdynia Literaturpreis/Literature Prize
Frank A. Meyer
Biography
Frank A. Meyer, born in 1944 in Bienne, is a journalist and columnist for Ringier, an
editorial consultant and President of the Hans Ringier Foundation. Since 1981 he
has run the programme Vis-à-Vis, for broadcaster 3sat, for which he interviews
eminent guests, offering an intellectually challenging exploration of social issues.
From 1968 to 1980 Frank A. Meyer, who trained as a typographer, created and
developed the marketing agency Büro Cortesi along with Mario Cortesi. He rapidly
established himself as an authoritative journalist, enjoying direct contact with
politicians and federal councillors, writing for Zürcher Woche, Sonntags-Journal,
National Zeitung/Basler Zeitung and Schweizer Illustrierte. In 1972 Frank A. Meyer
founded the citizens’ party Freie Bieler Bürger, of which he was president until 1980,
and from 1976 to1980 was a member of the town council of Bienne. He also cofounded the bilingual weekly Biel-Bienne and the local bilingual radio programme
Canal 3. In 1980 he became co-editor in chief of Woche, then moved to Ringier,
where he assumed direction of the Bern office in 1983. In1985 he became a
member of the board at Ringier AG in 1996/1997 and was responsible for marketing
and publicity, also becoming a board member for the Ringier group. Since 2008
Frank A. Meyer has directed the Cicero-Foyergespräch series of debates at the
Berliner Ensemble theatre, which offers a space for live discussion to influential
personalities in the fields of politics, economics and culture. He writes regular
columns for Blick, Sonntagsblick and the magazine Cicero.
Bibliografia/Bibliografie/Bibliography
Der lange Abschied vom Bürgertum. Joachim Fest und Wolf Jobst Siedler im
Gespräch mit Frank A. Meyer (coautore/Mitautor/co-author), wjs, Berlin 2005
Vis-à-vis. Gespräche mit Zeitgenossen, 1987, Ammann
Notizen aus China. Ein Schweizer Lesebuch über die Volksrepublik China seit der
Kulturrevolution (con/mit/with Mario Cortesi), 1972, Gloor
Valerio Magrelli
Biography
Valerio Magrelli, born in 1957 in Rome, is a poet and essayist. After taking the
equivalent to A levels in classics, he worked as a translator, mainly of French
authors, studied piano literature at the Paris Conservatory. He subsequently
completed his studies In Paris and at La Sapienza University in Rome, where he
took a degree in philosophy in 1989 with a thesis on French literature. In 1980 he
published his first collection of poetry, Ora serrata retinae, following it in 1987 with
Nature e venature, for which he was awarded the Viareggio Prize. Alongside his
work as a poet, he has edited Profilo del dada (1990) and the anthology Poeti
francesi del Novecento (1991), as well as a series of translations and a
monographic study on Paul Valéry, Vedersi vedersi (2002). He also writes brief
essays for numerous literary magazines. From 1987 to 1993 he edited the series of
Italian and foreign poetry La Fenice published by Guanda, and then became director
of the tri-lingual series Scrittori tradotti da scrittori for Einaudi. Since 1991 Valerio
Magrelli has also engaged in teaching and research at the University of Pisa. He is
currently associate professor at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, in
Rome. 2014 sees the publication of his most recent poetry collection, Il sangue
amaro. Magrelli lives and works in Rome.
Bibliografia (selezione)/Bibliografie (Auswahl)/Bibliography (selective)
Geologia di un padre, 2013, Einaudi
Addio al calcio, 2010, Einaudi
Magica e velenosa. Roma nel racconto degli scrittori stranieri, 2010, Einaudi
La vicevita. Treni e viaggi in treno, 2009, Laterza
Profilo del dada, 2006, Laterza
Che cos'è la poesia? La poesia raccontata ai ragazzi in ventuno voci, 2005,
Sossella
Nel condominio di carne, 2003, Einaudi
Vedersi vedersi. Modelli e circuiti visivi nell'opera di Paul Valéry, 2002, Einaudi
Poesia/Poesie/Poems
Il sangue amaro, 2014, Einaudi
Vanishing Points. Poems by Valerio Magrelli, 2010, Farrar Straus & Giroux
Disturbi del sistema binario, 2006, Einaudi
Didascalie per la lettura di un giornale, 1999, Einaudi
Poesie e altre poesie (raccolta dei primi tre volumi/Sammelband der ersten drei
Werke/Collection of the author’s first three volumes 1996, Einaudi
Esercizi di tiptologia, 1992, Mondadori
Nearsights: Selected Poems of Valerio Magrelli, 1991, Graywolf Press
Nature e venature, 1987, Mondadori
Ora serrata retinae, 1980, Feltrinelli
Premi (selezione)/Auszeichnungen (Auswahl)/Awards (selective)
2013 Premio Supermondello
2006 Premio Frascati
2005 Cavaliere Ufficiale Repubblica Italiana
2004 Prix Littéraire de Francesistica des Thermes de Saint-Vincent.
2002 Premio Antonio Feltrinelli per la poesia italiana/für italienische Poesie/for
Italian Poetry
1999 Premio Brancati
1996 Premio letterario Pisa
1996 Premio Nazionale per la Traduzione/Nationaler Übersetzerpreis/National
Translation Prize
1992 Premio Montale
1987 Premio Viareggio
Daniel Cohn-Bendit
Biography
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, born in 1945 in Montauban, France, arrived in Germany aged
13 and went to high school there. He then continued his studies in France. In 1968
he was a spokesman for the May 68 protest movement in Paris, which resulted in
his residency permit as a German citizen being revoked, and he was not allowed
back in the country until 1978. So he moved to Frankfurt, where he was an activist in
the ‘Autonom’ movement and squatting. He worked as a teacher in the alternative
kindergarten movement Kinderladen and in the Karl Marx bookshop (1968-1973). In
1976 he became editor-in-chief of the magazine Pflasterstrand. In 1984 he became
a member of the Greens, to which he made a significant contribution in terms of
pragmatic policies. In 1987 he became an advisor to Joschka Fischer when the
latter became Minister for the Environment in Hessia. In Frankfurt after the socialists
and greens came to power, in 1989, he was rmade esponsible for the new Office for
Multiculturalism as honorary section head. In 1994 he was elected to the European
Parliament for the first time and subsequently returned temporarily to France as a
candidate for leadership of the French Green Party. From 2002 he has been copresident of the Greens’ parliamentary group. He was a member of the committee
for economic and monetary problems, the committee for constitutional matters and a
deputy member for the sub-committee for security and defence. He chaired the
literary programme Literaturclub for Swiss-German broadcaster DRS from 1994 to
2004, and writes articles and books. Daniel Cohn-Bendit lives in Frankurt.
Bibliografia (selezione)/Bibliografie (Auswahl)/Bibliography (selective)
Pour supprimer les partis politiques !? - Réflexions d'un apatride sans parti, 2013,
Indigène Editions
Für Europa!: Ein Manifest (con/mit/with Guy Verhofstadt), 2012, Hanser Verlag,(Per
l'Europa, 2012; For Europe, 2012, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
Has the European Experiment Failed?: The Munk Debate on Europe (con/mit/with
Niall Ferguson, Josef Joffe), 2012, House of Anansi
Helden Haft: Ueber die Instrumentalisierung des Leistungssport in 5 Gesprächen
(con/mit/with Imke Duplitzer), 2012, egoth Verlag Gmbh
A bas le Parti Vert ! - Vive l'écologie !, 2011, Mordicus
Osare di più. Morte e rinascita della politica, 2010, Edizioni dell'Asino
Pour la planète (con/mit/with Edouard Gaudot), 2009, Dalloz-Sirey
Que faire?, 2009, Hachette
Mai 68, 2008, Editions Denoël
1968: Die Revolte (Curatore con/Herausgeber mit Rüdiger Dammann), 2007, S.
Fischer Verlag
Quand tu seras président... (con/mit/with Bernard Kouchner, Michel-Antoine
Burnier), 2004, Robert Laffont
Obsolete Communism: The Left Wing Alternative (con/mit/with Gabriel CohnBendit), 2001, AK Press
Sois jeune et tais-toi, 1999, L'Esprit frappeur
Une envie de politique, 1999, La Découverte
Petit dictionnaire de l'euro (con/mit/with Olivier Duhamel, Thierry Vissol), 1998, Seuil
(Euro für alle. Das Währungswörterbuch, 1998, DuMont Reiseverlag)
La France est elle soluble dans l'Europe? (con/mit/with Henri Guaino), 1999,
Editions Albin Michel
Premi/Auszeichnungen/Awards
2013 Theodor-Heuss-Preis
2009 Cicero-Rednerpreis
2001 Hannah-Arendt-Preis für politisches Denken (con/mit/with Ernst Vollrath)
1998 Révélation politique de l’année, Trombinoscope
1997 Honorary degree of doctor of the Catholic University Tilburg
Jakob Augstein
Biography
Jakob Augstein, born in 1967 in Hamburg, is an editor in chief and publisher. While
studying political science, German and theatre sciences in Berlin and Paris, he
worked freelance for the Berliner Zeitung. After graduating he worked as a journalist
for the Süddeutschen Zeitung, where he was responsible for the Berlin city section
from 1999 to 2002. In 2004 he bought out the publishing company Rogner &
Bernhard, reselling it in 2011. In 2008 he became editor of the weekly publication
der Freitag. In addition, he writes columns for Spiegel Online and since 2011 has
participated in discussions for the weekly TV programme Augstein und Blome
broadcast by Phoenix, a programme that was nominated in 2013 for the Grimme
Prize in the “Information and Culture” category. In 2012 he published Die Tage des
Gärtners. Vom Glück, im Freien zu sein with Hanser Verlag, followed in 2013
Serena Dandini
Biography
Serena Dandini, born in Rome in 1954 is a television presenter/host. She studied at
the Giulio Cesarei liceo in Rome, and was part of the youth protest and feminist
activism movement generation. She began working in radio for RAI at an early age,
as a music programmer and then created her own programmes. When she moved
into television she became one of the top presenter/hosts at Raitre. Her show Tv
delle ragazze which she wrote and presented, enabled her to get to know many
outstanding actresses. Since then she has been an almost constant presence on
TV. She has recently published a couple of books: Dai diamanti non nasce niente.
Storie di vita e di giardini (2011) and Grazie per quella volta. Confessioni di una
donna difettosa (2012). In addition she has directed her first stage production, Ferite
a morte, a powerful work based on real incidents of violence against women. It was
performed at the United Nations’ International “End Violence to Women Day” on
November 25, 2013.
Bibliografia/Bibliografie/Bibliography
Ferite a morte (con/mit/with Maura Misiti), 2013, Rizzoli
Grazie per quella volta. Confessioni di una donna difettosa, 2012, Rizzoli
Dai diamanti non nasce niente. Storie di vita e di giardini, 2011, Rizzoli
L'ottavo nano, 2009, Rizzoli
Amo (con/mit/with Neri Marcoré), 2006, Rizzoli
Lorenzo e la maturità. Come secernere agli esami (con/mit/with Corrado Guzzanti),
2005, Rizzoli
Trasmissioni televisive (selezione)/TV-Sendungen (Auswahl)/Television
programmes (selective)
2011 The Show Must go Off
2004 Parla con me
2001 L’ottavo nano
1999 Comici
1997 Pippo Chennedy Show
1995 Producer – Il grande gioco del cinema
1994 Tunnel
1991 Avanzi
1990 Scusate l’interruzione
1988 La TV delle ragazze
Premi (selezione)/Auszeichnungen (Auswahl)/Awards (selective)
2013 Premio Rapallo donna scrittrice/als Schriftstellerin/for Women Writers
2013 Premio Fregene per la narrativa/für Romane/for a novel
2012 Premio Personalità Europea
2011 Premio giornalistico/Journalismuspreis/Journalism Prize Il volantino
1998 Oscar tv per/für/for Pippo Chennedy Show
1992 Oscar tv trasmissione rivelazione/als Entdeckung per/für/for Avanzi
1992 Telegatto trasmissione rivelazione/als Entdeckung per/für/for Avanzi
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