Film Critic, Luxembourg
Jeff Schinker (1985) is a novelist, journalist and comparative literature scholar from Luxembourg. He has published Retrouvailles (2015), Sabotage (2018), a book in four languages mimicking his home country’s Babel-like multilingual situation as well as Ma vie sous les tentes (2021), a dystopian autofiction focussing on music festivals. He’s been working as a free-lance journalist up to 2017, when he took over as head of the cultural pages of Tageblatt, Luxembourg’s second daily newspaper. There, he’s mainly known for writing on film, literature, theatre, music and cultural politics, with an accent on zany avant-garde and absurd fictions, be they literary, cinematographic or theatrical. Music-wise, he’s into postrock, post-metal, electro and indie-rock. In 2022, he was granted a Kultur | lx-scholarship and will be 2023’s Luxembourgish writer in residence at the prestigious Berlin-based Literarisches Colloquium Berlin.