Ulrich Schreiber

Ulrich Schreiber, born in Solingen in 1951, is a construction architect and cultural manager. He founded and directed  the international literature festival berlin (ilb) from 2001 to 2023. It is supported by the Peter Weiss Foundation for Art and Politics. Schreiber is co-founder and co-director of the international literature festival Odessa (ilo). He organizes the formats “Worldwide Readings” and “Worldwide Screenings” since 2006. He was involved in the founding of the literature festival “World Voices” in New York in 2005 and directed the literature festival in Mumbai in 2007. He is a member of PEN-Berlin, author of “Die politische Theorie Antonio Gramscis” (1982, 4th edition 1994), editor of “Kulturpolitik in Hamburg. Ein Weissbuch” (1986), “Die Bilderwelt des Peter Weiss” (1995) and the “Berliner Anthologien” (2001 – 2023) as well as the catalogs for the ilb between 2001 and 2020. In 2015, Schreiber was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his “contribution to the mediation of literature and art in France and the world”.






Hans Ruprecht

Hans Ruprecht is responsible for music and literature festivals and occasions, and is a mediator between various European literatures. From 1979 to 2007, he co-organized the TAKTLOS Festival Bern for Jazz, New Music, and Music Performances; since 2005, he has headed the Leukerbad International Literar y Festival; and since 2006, he has organized the Bern Literature Festival. In 2011, he began a new European project, ABSOLUT ZENTRAL, which brings together journalists, writers, essayists, philosophers, and historians, many of them from Eastern Europe, for discussions, lectures, readings, and talks about ideas on cultural values and the development of culture.







Tatjana Gridnev

Tatjana Gridnev studied Cultural Studies and Cultural Management in Berlin.

Since 2016, she works in the finance, cooperation and personnel department of the international literature festival berlin and international literature festival odesa.