INTERVIEW! The International Literature Festival came to an end last night. We talked to one of its most inspiring guests: Flemming Rose, the man behind 2005’s infamous Danish Muhammad cartoons. more

Sep 19, 2016 12:10 PM Culture

Over the course of a 23-year literary career, Swiss-born London-based Alain de Botton developed a style of writing wholly his own. He reads from "The Course of Love" on September 17, 9pm at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more

Sep 17, 2016 11:30 AM Culture

Deepti Kapoor opens up to readers what she believes to be the "real" India in debut novel "A Bad Character". She reads from her debut novel on Monday, September 12, 9pm at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more

Sep 13, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Neel Mukherjee draws his narratives from his native Calcutta and received much praise for his first book, "Past Continuous". He reads from his sophomore effort on September 10, 7:30pm at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more

Sep 10, 2016 1:30 PM Culture

Author of "New Odyssey", a exhaustive report on the refugee crisis, Patrick Kingsley appears on stage on September 10, 6pm to discuss the book. Read our Q&A with him and watch here for more author spotlights throughout the festival. more

Sep 10, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Nasrin's first novel sent her into exile back in 1994. Now the writer, poet and activist is speaking on feminism and political Islam at the ILB. Catch more author Q&As from the International Literature Festival here throughout the fest! more

Sep 9, 2016 12:00 PM Culture

Berlin might not have a major book fair like Frankfurt or Leipzig, but for 16 years it's been celebrating literature in its own unique way. This year's International Literature Festival sees 216 guests from 30 countries – here are our top picks. more

Sep 1, 2016 3:00 PM Culture

Welcome to Polski Berlin! Our September issue is all about Berlin's Polish people and places – and a road trip to Wroclaw. Plus an interview with novelist Boualem Sansal about his dystopian vision of Islam, the month's can't-miss events and more! more

Aug 31, 2016 12:00 PM Features

INTERVIEW! British director Ben Wheatley discusses his adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s dystopian novel High-Rise, a period social commentary that doubles as a sci-fi satire. The film opens in Berlin on Jun 28. more

Jun 30, 2016 11:45 AM Film

INTERVIEW! Journalist and writer Rasha Abbas recounts her tribulations as a Syrian in Germany – from learning the language to falling in with Berlin hipsters – in "The Invention of German Grammar". Catch her at the E-Book Festival on Jun 25 at 20:00! more

Jun 22, 2016 3:15 PM Culture

Summer 2016 – Short Story Competition

Have you got a literary itch you've been waiting for the right time to scratch? Here's your opportunity. Together with The Reader Berlin, Exberliner presents the 2016 short story contest. You could be a literary star! Read on for more details. more

May 2, 2016 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Our November issue shines a spotlight on Schöneberg. One of Schöneberg's features? It's super gay. Here's a day out in Motzstraße, Berlin’s unapologetic man-lovin’ mecca. Read the piece then grab a copy on newsstands now. more

Nov 4, 2015 11:00 AM Zeitgeist


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INTERVIEW. German cult literary hero Wolfgang Hilbig is set to enter the international canon with the launch of his books in English on Mon, Oct 19. Translator Isabel Fargo Cole explains what we've been missing. more

Oct 15, 2015 3:00 PM Culture

Eve Lucas: When Franzen meets Voltaire

Acclaimed American novelist Jonathan Franzen presents his new novel "Purity" Sat, Oct 11 at Akademie der Künste. Eve weighs in on the book itself before Franzen's sold-out reading. more

Oct 9, 2015 2:15 PM The Berlin Blog

INTERVIEW: Belgian graphic novelist Michel Kichka opens up about what it's like to be the son of a concentration camp survivor – and the dysfunctional family history that led to his life's work, "Second Generation: Things I Never Told My Father". more

Oct 1, 2015 12:46 PM People

Since opening in a former Spätkauf over a year ago, DIY bar/cafe/bookshop/what-have-you Poor and Literate, is the spot for the literate of PBerg. Peruse second-hand books, or check one of their many events, like their women-only open mic. more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 PM The Best of Berlin

Romanian-born novelist, memoirist and essayist Norman Manea reads his essay collection about exile on Sep 17 at 19:30. more

Sep 16, 2015 3:00 PM Culture

London-based Pakistani expat joins a panel to discuss the future of Karachi at 17:00 and the "storyteller's road" at 19:30 on Sep 16. more

Sep 15, 2015 3:00 PM Culture

Greek poet, translator, essayist and historian Haris Vlavianos speaks about the language of crisis in Greek-German relations with a panel of writers at 19:30 on Sep 11. more

Sep 10, 2015 4:45 PM Stage

Costa Rican poet and translator Luis Chaves presents his work alongside Haris Vlavianos at 19:30 on Sep 10. more

Sep 9, 2015 12:40 PM Culture

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