Jo Lendle is a writer and publisher. After studying cultural science and literature in Hildesheim and Montreal, he joined the German Literature Institute in Leipzig, edited the literary magazine Edit and has been a visiting professor and lecturer at several universities. He started working as an editor for German literature at DuMont publishing house in 1997 and became publisher in 2010. Since 2014, Lendle is publisher of the Hanser publishing group. His literary work includes four novels, a story collection, translations and a children’s book. Seagull Press published the English edition of his novel All the Land in 2019.