Iva Pezuashvili

Iva Pezuashvili is a contemporary Georgian writer and screenwriter. Born in 1990, Iva’s writing career kicked off in 2014, when his debut book of short stories I Tried was published by Intelekti. His short story Tsa was one of 10 short stories by Georgian writers published in 2018 by British publishers Comma Press in the collection The Book of Tbilisi, and one of seven short stories in the collection Georgien - Eine literarische Einladung (Literature Invitation to Georgia) by German publishers Klaus Wagenbach.

Gaea Schoeters

Gaea Schoeters (1976) is a writer, screenwriter, librettist and journalist. She made her debut with the travel book Girls, Muslims and Motorcycles about a seven-month motorcycle trip through Iran, Central Asia and the Arabian Peninsula. This was followed the novels Diggers (Manteau), The art of falling (De Bezige Bij) and Untitled #1 (Querido) and the interview-collection Het Einde (Polis). Her latest novel, Trofee, was shortlisted for various prizes and won the Sabam Prize for literature.

Slađana Nina Perković

Sladjana Nina Perkovic (1981) is a Franco-Bosnian journalist and a fiction writer. After finishing her studies in Political Sciences at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, she mainly worked as a news correspondent for media outlets in ex-Yugoslavia. Her work has also been featured in many European news outlets such as The Guardian. Today, Sladjana is mostly committed to her writing career. She has published a collection of short stories Kuhanje (Cooking) and the novel U jarku (In the Ditch).

Peter Karoshi

Peter Karoshi, born 1975 in Graz, studied history, English and American studies at the University of Graz. From 1999 to 2005 he worked in the transdisciplinary research area Modernity - Vienna and Central Europe around 1900 at the Department of Austrian History in Graz, where he studied heterogeneities, pluralities and cultures of memory in multi-ethnic states. In 2009, his first novel Grünes, grünes Gras (Green, Green Grass) was published by Milena Verlag.