The 25th meeting presents the next generation of young authors for the first time within the framework of the Berlin international literary festival – young writers who are, for the most part, multiple “tja" prize winners. In their texts, they display quite a bit of technical sophistication and deal unconventionally with questions about society, as well as very personal questions. Authors like Antje Rávic Strubel, Kirsten Fuchs, Rabea Edel, Finn-Ole Heinrich, Stephan Hochgesand and Marcus Braun were also chosen for »tja« at the beginning of their literary careers.