Gino Leineweber

Gino Leineweber was born in 1944 and has been working as a poet, writer, and translator since 1998. He was editor of the magazine Buddhistische Monatsblätter (BM) for six years. In terms of cultural policy, from 1991 to 2015, he was active as an elected deputy of the council of the Hamburg Authority of Culture. He led the Hamburg Authors’ Association (HAV) for twelve years, which subsequently appointed him honorary chairman in 2015. From 2013 to 2020, he served as president of the Three Seas Writers’ and Translators’ Council (TSWTC), based in Rhodes, Greece, and is currently a board member of the PEN Center German-Speaking Authors Abroad (formerly German Exile PEN).

Having initially written and published novels and short stories, he is now publishing non-fiction and poetry. He writes in both German and American English. Since 2016, he has translated prose and poetry from English. His poetry has won numerous international awards.