SARAH PEPINborn in Luxembourg, studied literature, history and creative writing in Oxford and Manchester. She then studied cultural journalism at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. She works as a freelance journalist and critic, among others for the Berliner Zeitung and the Letzebuerger Land, and is also a correspondent for the public Luxembourg radio station 100komma7.
Denisa Ballovais a Slovak journalist with a Master’s degree from the Université d’Aix en Provence in France and a great deal of working experience in the media industry including coverage of terrorist attacks directly from Paris and several long-form articles about Estonia. She has worked at Denník N since November 2015, reporting on France, the Baltic States and the EU for the foreign affairs section of the newspaper and writing book reviews for the cultural section.