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WOLFRAM EILENBERGER

Writer | Journalist | Philosopher

 

Philosopher and Writer

Wolfram Eilenberger, born 1972, is an award-wining philosopher, journalist and writer. His passion is the application of philosophical ideas to our life today, whether it be in politics, culture or sport. He is the founding editor of „Philosophie Magazin“ and in high demand as a German intellectual, also often appearing on talkshows.

He has published nine books. In March 2018 he published "Zeit der Zauberer - Das große Jahrzehnt der Philosophie 1919-1929". The book instantly became a bestseller in Germany and is currently being translated into more than 20 languages. In November 2018 it won the prestigious Bayerischer Buchpreis, it is also short-listed for Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres.

He has taught at the University of Toronto (Canada), Indiana University (Bloomington, USA) and University of Arts, Berlin.

Eilenberger is one of the program directors of the phil.cologne, Germany's biggest philosophy festival, and moderator of the TV program Sternstunde Philosophie (Swiss Television).

He also holds a DFB football trainer’s licence and is the author of the monthly football column „Eilenbergers Kabinenpredigt“ for the German Newspaper ZEIT ONLINE.

He is married to the linguist and former Finnish national basketball player Pia Päiviö, and he lives with his family in Berlin.


Current

Reading tour Fall/Spring 2019

 

International festivals 2018/2019: 

- September 2018: Modena (Italy) 

-November 2018: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Brainwash Festival 

- January 2019: Cartagena (Colombia), Hay Festival

 

Books

  "Philosophie für alle, die noch etwas vorhaben"  (berlin Verlag 2005) is a non-academic introduction to contemporary philosophy, awarded with the 'Mindelheimer Philosophiepreis'   INFO

"Philosophie für alle, die noch etwas vorhaben" (berlin Verlag 2005) is a non-academic introduction to contemporary philosophy, awarded with the 'Mindelheimer Philosophiepreis' INFO

  "Lob des Tores - 40 Flanken in Fussballphilosophie"  (berlin Verlag 2006) is a collection of essays on philosophy and soccer   INFO

"Lob des Tores - 40 Flanken in Fussballphilosophie" (berlin Verlag 2006) is a collection of essays on philosophy and soccer INFO

  "This is not America - Philosophen sprechen über die Lage des Landes"  (Matthes & Seitz 2008) is a collection of interviews with leading American philosophers on the idea of America   INFO

"This is not America - Philosophen sprechen über die Lage des Landes" (Matthes & Seitz 2008) is a collection of interviews with leading American philosophers on the idea of America INFO

  "Kleine Menschen, grosse Fragen - 20 philosophische Geschichten fuer die Erwachsenen von morgen - und heute"  (berlin Verlag 2009) is a philosophy book for the whole family   INFO

"Kleine Menschen, grosse Fragen - 20 philosophische Geschichten fuer die Erwachsenen von morgen - und heute" (berlin Verlag 2009) is a philosophy book for the whole family INFO

  "Das Werden des Menschen im Wort"  (Chronos 2009) is a scholary study on the philosophy of the Russian thinker Michail M. Bachtin   INFO

"Das Werden des Menschen im Wort" (Chronos 2009) is a scholary study on the philosophy of the Russian thinker Michail M. Bachtin INFO

  "Finnen von Sinnen. Von einem, der auszog eine finnische Frau zu heiraten"  (Blanvalet, 2012) gives personal and amusing insights into the Finnish culture and way of life   INFO

"Finnen von Sinnen. Von einem, der auszog eine finnische Frau zu heiraten" (Blanvalet, 2012) gives personal and amusing insights into the Finnish culture and way of life INFO

  "Ich glaub, ich werd zum Elch. Von einem, der mit seinen Kindern in die Ferne zog"  (Blanvalet 2014) describes with a winking eye the differences between Finnish and Canadian people and what it's like to be a family man in Toronto   INFO

"Ich glaub, ich werd zum Elch. Von einem, der mit seinen Kindern in die Ferne zog" (Blanvalet 2014) describes with a winking eye the differences between Finnish and Canadian people and what it's like to be a family man in Toronto INFO

  "Der Tatort und die Philosophie. Schlauer werden mit der beliebtesten Fernsehserie"  (Tropen 2014) offers a collection of essays of German intellectuals that reflect, resourcefully and accessibly, upon the TV cult series "Tatort"   INFO

"Der Tatort und die Philosophie. Schlauer werden mit der beliebtesten Fernsehserie" (Tropen 2014) offers a collection of essays of German intellectuals that reflect, resourcefully and accessibly, upon the TV cult series "Tatort" INFO


Contact

Michael Gaeb Literary Agency
litagentur.com
info@litagentur.com

 

Media and Talks
AB Agency Brüggemann
agenturbrueggemann.de
buero@agenturbrueggemann.de

 

Requests concerning lectures

v.knapp@klett-cotta.de