Now in residence
Diego OLAVARRÍA, Mexico
(in residence from 29 June to 13 July)
Diego Olavarría is a non-fiction writer and translator. His debut book, El paralelo etíope (FETA, 2015) won the Ricardo Garibay National Young Book Award. His second book, Historia de nuestro futuro (Fondo mexicano para la conservación de la naturaleza, 2019) goes over the main historical currents that have transformed the natural environment of Mexico. His writing has appeared in several leading literary magazines of Mexico and Latin America, including Letras Libres, Etiqueta Negra and La Tempestad.
Julia VON LUCADOU, Germany
(in residence from 1 July to 26 August)
Julia von Lucadou was born in Germany and has lived in New Zealand, Canada, USA, England, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. She holds a bachelor in literary writing and a PhD in film theory. She has worked as an assistant film director, a producer for German television. Her first novel, Die Hochhausspringerin, was published in 2018 by Hanser Berlin. It was shortlisted for the Swiss Book award 2018. It will be published in English in 2021 by World Editions, as The High-Rise Diver.