Thomas Böhm, born in 1968 in Oberhausen (Germany), directed the Literaturhaus Köln (1999-2010), Iceland's guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair (2011) and “Switzerland” at the 2014 Leipzig Book Fair. Since 2014, he has hosted the program “Die Literaturagenten” on radioeins from rbb. In 2016, he and friends founded the publishing house "Das Kulturelle Gedächtnis“. He has organized and moderated readings with international authors ever since 1999, amongst them, in 2022 Hanya Yanagihara, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Orhan Pamuk and Karl Ove Knausgård.
In 2020 he initiated and curated the project „Time to listen“ for the Goethe Institute, collecting stories of authors from all over the world - to give people a break from being permanently subjected to the news about the pandemic - by listening to a good story.
Picture taken by Michele Piazza