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Summer is here! Check out our guides to the creamiest vegan gelato, the best and worst bike-sharing schemes and hot summer reads. Plus: The new faces of Spandau, krays in Tiergarten, allergy attacks and more... on newsstands now! more

An unexpectedly popular book festival gets Avocado Johnson thinking about the nature of viral Facebook events. more

Opinion

"Psychedelic bookstore and teahouse" Kali may be light on actual drugs, but the tea and books serve well enough to tune in and drop out while you're there. more

Insider Tips

Novelist Emma Glass on the visceral world of her debut novel Peach. She reads for Literatur:Berlin Festival on Mar 19, 20:00 at Maschinenhaus/Kulturbrauerei. more

What's On

In the analogue spirit, we’ve rounded up the best new local reads for every naughty-or-nice Berliner on your Christmas gift list. more

Culture

Did Israel really sponsor the indie festival Pop-Kultur? Why did Kate Tempest cancel her Volksbühne show? Part 4 of our series on Berlin identity skirmishes deals with how the Israel-Palestine conflict is playing out on our stages. more

Zeitgeist

November's all about identity politics and with that comes a series of shitstorms, homegrown right here in Berlin. Each week we'll look at a new identity-related controversy from the past year. This week: Well-intentioned lesbian talks... more

Zeitgeist

November's all about identity politics and with that comes a series of shitstorms, homegrown right here in Berlin. Each week we'll look at a new identity-related controversy from the past year. This week: The fascist bookstore? more

Zeitgeist

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Photo by Sophie le Roux

November's all about identity politics and with that comes a series of shitstorms, homegrown right here in Berlin. Each week we'll look at a new identity-related controversy from the past year. This week: Racism at Schwuz? more

Zeitgeist

Turkey's most famous novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk comes to Berlin for a reading of his latest novel "The Red-Haired Woman" on October 16. We grabbed the busy author for quick chat about the book, myths and daddy issues. more

What's On

As we wrap up this year's ILB, we reflect on our favorite moments and overall takeaways. more

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We spoke to the grand dame of Irish letters, Edna O' Brien, who was at the lit fest yesterday presenting her novel "The Little Red Chairs", about influences on her work, the current state of literature and the "criminal act" of writing. more

Opinion

Aris Fioretos' wide ranging and illustrious literary career spans Swedish, German and English poetry, prose and translation. He speaks about his essay "Die Dichte Welt", which reflects on the suicide of a friend on Sep 15 at 18:00. more

Opinion

After the publication of his controversial non-fiction book on drug use in the Third Reich, "Blitzed", German author Norman Ohler returns to his novelist roots with the launch of his latest novel "Die Gleichung des Lebens" (Sep 15, 21:00). more

Opinion

Canadian author Madeleine Thien reads from her Man-Booker Prize-nominated latest novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing on September 14, 21:00 at Berliner Festspiele. more

Opinion

We caught up with internationally renowned author Xiaolu Guo at the International Literature Fest for a chat about language, filmmaking and the International Congress for Democracy at the ILB this weekend. more

Opinion

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Author and translator Tim Parks presents his latest novel "Thomas and Mary: A Love Story" about the gradual decline of a 30 year marriage on Sep 14, 19:30 at Berliner Festspiele. more

Opinion

Amanda Lee Koe discusses her first collection of short stories, "Ministry of Moral Panic", which explores the contemporary national identity of her native Singapore through a range of idiosyncratic characters and situations, on Sep 13 at 21:00. more

Opinion

Australian author Charlotte Wood will read from her last prize-winning novel "The Natural Way of Things", which has been dubbed a "masterpiece of feminist horror" (Sep 13, 18:00). more

Opinion

Hong Kong-born, Australian-based Brian Castro comes to lit fest with his latest novel "Blindess and Rage", a novel written in the unusual form of cantos, tracing the life of an Australian writer and town planner living in Paris. (Sep 13, 19:30). more

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