For the fourth time, the ilb introduces the outstanding texts of talented young authors who fully deserve an international breakthrough.
The event is presented by the literary critic Volker Weidermann, who in 2009 was awarded the Kurt-Tucholsky-Prize for Literary Journalism for his »Buch der verbrannten Bücher« (tr: The Book of Burned Books).
Antonia Baum, born in 1984 in Borken, began publishing her short stories in weekly newspapers after completing her studies in Literary Studies and History. She was among the writers of the Ingeborg-Bachmann-Competition in 2011.
Tino Hanekamp Germany, born in 1979 in Wippra (Saxony-Anhalt), was a music journalist and globetrotter before he founded the club »Uebel & Gefährlich« in Hamburg. In 2011, he published his first novel, »So was von da« (tr: So very there) – a tale of the famous St Pauli milieu.