Kurt Scharf was born in 1940 and used to work as the deputy director of the Goethe-Institute in Tehran, as well as the director of the Goethe-Institute in Porto Alegre, Istanbul and Lisbon. Additionally, he is a founding member of Hauses der Kulturen der Welt and works there as a director of the department of Literatur, Gesellschaft, Wissenschaft. Besides his work as a publisher and translator of Persian, Portuguese and Spanish literature, he works as a freelancer of literary publications as for instance the Lexikon der fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur, Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur, Kindlers Literatur Lexikon and more.
So far published by Kurt Scharf at Sujet Verlag: Halt aus in der Nacht bis zum Wein (2019)
So far translated by Kurt Scharf for Sujet Verlag: Jene Tage (5. ed. 2018)