Oliver Precht teaches philosophy and literature at the University of Munich (LMU), Germany, where he also obtained his PhD in philosophy with a thesis on the connection between German Philosophy and National Socialism. His research and writing focuses on topics like classical and Marxist Political Philosophy, Post-modern French philosophy and literature, postcolonial theory and literature (with a special focus on Brazilian literature) and anthropology. He also works as a translator of literary and theoretical works from Portuguese, French and English. Among others, he translated and published works by Oswald de Andrade, Haroldo de Campos, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Jacques Derrida, Louis Althusser, Fernando Pessoa and Suely Rolnik.
JILF is an annual international literary festival initiated by the Literary Committee of Jakarta Arts Council (JAC). Just as JAC was built and nurtured by artists and for arts, JILF was founded by writers for the sake of literature and book industry.