Joachim Sartorius (Germany)
Joachim Sartorius (1946, Fürth, Germany)
grew up in Tunis and now lives in Berlin, after living in New York, Istanbul and Ncosia. He has been director of the Berliner Festspiele since 2001. After finishing his law studies he worked for the Foreign Office and was general secretary of the Goethe Institute in Munich from 1996 to 2000. Five collections of his poems have appeared, most recently Ich habe die Nacht (2003). Joachim Sartorius has edited the anthologies Atlas der neuen Poesie (1995), Minima Poetica (1999) and Alexandria Fata Morgana (2001), and translated work by Malcolm Lowry and William Carlos Williams.