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Contributors 2017


Gerwig Epkes
Literature and features editor with SWR2 in Baden-Baden and editor of audio books as well as short stories anthologies. He manages the SWR Toplist.

Carl Henrik Fredriksson
Literary critic, columnist, essayist and translator. He was editor-in-chief of Ord & Bild, Sweden’s oldest cultural magazine, and editor of Eurozine – a network of European cultural magazines and online cultural journal.

Rosie Goldsmith
British multi-media journalist with specialist knowledge of the arts, literature and international affairs. She has worked across the world for BBC Radio and is currently the Director of the European Literature Network.

Katja Petrovic
Journalist, moderator and literary critic. She is a freelance journalist for Euronews and Presseurop, a multilingual online news portal from Europe’s leading media sources. She moderates readings and panel discussions at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Salon du livre in Paris and the Goethe Institute, Paris.

Rüdiger Wischenbart
Journalist, Director of the Publishers’ Forum Berlin. Formerly the Press Officer for the Frankfurt Book Fair, he is now a specialist consultant for communication, communication strategy and cultural markets.


Wolfgang Puschnig, b. 1976, is an Austrian jazz musician. He plays alto saxophone, flutes, bass clarinet among others and is a composer. A founder member of the Vienna Art Orchestra, he provided musical accompaniment for poetry readings by Ernst Jandl as well as inspired the introduction of Punk Jazz in Vienna with the Pat Brothers. He has worked with the Korean drummer and percussion group Samul Nori and discovered transatlantic Chamber Jazz with jazz violinist Mark Feldman.
“Wolfgang Puschnig, the only world-ranking Austrian saxophonist.”
Werner Rosenberger, Kurier

Jon Sass, b. 1961, is an American tuba player. His influences are rooted in various musical genres like Jazz, R&B and Classical. He is renowned for his collaboration with Hans Theessink, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Heavy Tuba, Art of Brass Vienna, Erika Stucky and others.
“Jonathan McClain Sass, a virtuoso tuba soloist from Harlem, now resident in Vienna, challenging the tuba’s reputation as an unwieldy instrument with his technical brilliance of wonderfully produced trills that float into the stillness.”
The New York Times