The German Jury (2013-2015)
Thomas Linden holds a master's degree from the University of Cologne in philosophy, German literature, theater, film and television studies. As a journalist, he writes articles in the areas of literature, dance, theater and film for newspapers including: Kölnische Rundschau, Berliner Zeitung, Berliner Morgenpost and for the radio (Deutschlandfunk).
As a curator, he developed exhibition projects focusing on photography and illustration, including the recent exhibition "Monster" for the Museum of Applied Art in Cologne and "How Germany reinvented itself" at the LVR-Landesmuseum in Bonn.
Books as editor include “Alphabet with Illustrators“ and "Karl Hugo Schmölz - Architectural photography of the 50s” (Schirmer/Mosel Verlag).
His is particularly interested in processes of reading, which he discusses in his lecture presentation "Reading, a Survival Technique."
Jutta Person (b. 1971, Baden) is a Berlin-based freelance critic and cultural theorist. She studied German Studies, Italian Studies and Philosophy in Cologne and Italy. In 2004, she received her PhD from the University of Cologne with a dissertation on the history of physiognomy in the 19th Century. She writes for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Literaturen, Die Zeit and Philosophie Magazin. She was non-fiction literature editor at Literaturen (2004- 2007), and since October 2011, has been head of the books section at Philosophie Magazin.
Christoph Schroeder (b.1973, Gross-Gerau) studied German Studies and Comparative Literature in Mainz. Since 1998, he has been a freelance writer and literary critic for newspapers such as: Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, and Tagesspiegel. He has been teaching literary criticism at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main since 2007.