Joscha Hekele moved from Hamburg to Frankfurt in 2016, where he now works for Litprom e.V., a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and publicizing non-European literature in German-language countries. Previously, he worked for an office supplies wholesaler in Hamburg. He studied economics and Southeast Asian studies at the University of Hamburg, focusing on sustainable economic development and development economics. At Litprom, he mostly takes care of the finances and supervises other projects. On the side, takes care of the financial management of other projects, such as translationale berlin.