Mag.a phil. of comparative literature, member of the literature group Wortwerft (www.wortwerft.at), Editor of the literary periodical Keine Delikatessen (www.keinedelikatessen.at). Prizes and scholarships: Scholarship for Literature by the BKA (2016), Artist in Residence in Ptuj (Slovenia, 2016) and Rom (Italy, 2016), Artist in Residence in Wartholz (Austria 2014), Startstipendium für Literatur by the bmukk (2012), Artist in Residence in Slovakia (2011), Hans Weigel Literaturstipendium by the federal state of Lower Austria (2007/08). Participant of Poetry Festivals in Europe (i.a. Trgni se! Belgrade Poetry and Book Festival, Serbia (2016). Publications in literature magazines (i.a. poet[mag], Lichtungen, Sterz, …). Publications: Ruhig sitzen mit festen Schuhen. Gedichte. (Edition Atelier, 2015). bher(a). Gedichte. (Edition Yara, 2011). together with Hermann Niklas: Konfrontationen. Gedichte 2005-2007 (Literaturedition Niederösterreich, 2009). Lives and works in Vienna. www.mariaseisenbacher.com
Kristin Berget (1975, Norway) published her first collection of poetry loosing louise and her second Der ganze Weg in 2009. In 2013 she published Hennes ansikt (Her face) and also a book together with the Swedish author Mara Lee Min natur (My nature). In 2015 she published her first novel Sonja Sacre Coeur. Her books are translated into Swedish, Danish and Polish. She has studied Literary Composition at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Since 2010 she has been the editor of Signaler, an anthology for new writers. In 2012 she was the nordic candidate for "European Poet of Freedom Award" in Poland, the same year she was granted with the Tanums Kvinnestipend. She is also the winner of the highly acclaimed Stig Sæterbakkens minnepris. She has recieved a three year working grant from the Norwegian Arts Council. Since 2012 she has been the artistic director of Harpefoss poetry festival.
Ida Linde (1980, Sweden) grew up in Umeå but now lives in Stockholm where she is a teacher of Creative Writing at the Biskop-Arnös Writers School. She debuted in 2006 with poetry collection/ poetic prose novel Maskinflickans testamente (The Machine girl's will)that revolves around football and personal loss. Linde has written a variety of critically acclaimed novels, among them En kärleksförklaring (A declaration of love) and Norrut åker man för att dö (You go north in order to die).Her second collection of poems, Räkneboken (Counting book), is as much a collection of aphorisms as it is a veritable textbook. She also writes and directs for the theatre. Whatever the genre, Linde is known for her linguistic density and an alarmingly poetic suggestion.
Ida Linde is coming to Days of Poetry and Wine through European poetry platform Versopolis.