is a Bulgarian-German writer. Born in 1965 in Sofia, Bulgaria, he fled with his family to Germany in 1971. He currently lives in Vienna, Austria. He is a regular contributor to the German newspaper taz and a contributing editor at Wespennest.Trojanow's books include: An den inneren Ufern Indiens (Along the Ganges, 2003, in English 2005); Zu den heiligen Quellen des Islam (2004); Der Weltensammler (The collector of worlds, 2006; in English 2008) ; Gebrauchsanweisung für Indien (2006); Die fingierte Revolution. Bulgarien, eine exemplarische Geschichte (2006); Angriff auf die Freiheit (2009, together with Juli Zeh); and the "climate change novel" EisTau (2011).
One of the most important and ominous aspects of the NSA scandal is the secretive essence of the system, writes Ilija Trojanow: transparency is clearly the biggest enemy of the alleged guardians of freedom. This much Trojanow now knows from personal experience. [more]
Report from Bombay
Whoever serves in Bombay's city administration and uses the word "slum" simultaneously means "encroachment". The laager mentality of Bombay's rich has led to a social apartheid where slums are cleared to make way -- quite literally -- for golf courses. [more]