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For a perfect day at the lake, pack these six new debut novels - all written, published or staged in Berlin. Read more

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This summer, EXB is taking you off the beaten track with insiders' hangout tips, hot Berlin debut novels, a trip to a Kurdish village full of Berliners, Max Czollek's original take on how Germany is really treating Jews and much more! Out now! Read more

If there is one thing that can transport you from your everyday routine, it’s a good book. And Germany’s first bookshop specialising in African literature, InterKontinental, might be the best point of departure. Read more

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The Brandenburg countryside has long been an escape for the Berlin literati. Follow the footsteps of four major figures in these three-day trips. Read more

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Brexit MAY be upon us, but British life in Berlin continues. We spoke to Brits planning their future here, met with some of the city's noteworthy English(wo)men, Scots and Welsh and found the best places to buy UK essentials. Out now! Read more

Michel Houellebecq’s latest opus “Serotonin” came out in Germany last month to the usual critical frenzy. Read here why the French author is so beloved here and join our screening at Lichtblick Kino on Feb 26. Read more

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From hookup apps to polyamory, from impossible and extramarital romance to the psychology of love, we explore how Berliners are finding each other in Germany's singles capital. Also: The Berlinale is upon us and our film team has the lowdown. Read more

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Rosa Lux reloaded! 100 years after Rosa Luxemburg's death, Exberliner rediscovers the vibrant woman and prophetic thinker behind the revolutionary Berlin icon, and what makes her inspiring for generations of women today. Out now! Read more

Bookworm or not: if it’s a good read, it’s a good gift. We’ve rounded up some of Berlin’s best new books for under the tree. Read more

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The occult is back! Exberliner tracked down the Berliners behind the trend: from a DIY tarot reader to a real-life ghostbuster, from techie astrologers to an old-school fortuneteller and our devilish cover boy. Out now! Read more

According to the founders of Round not Square, “turning pages is so 20th century!” Read more

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Exberliner investigates one of Berlin's most pressing issues: housing. From exploding rents to the companies cashing in on the student housing crisis; from former squatters fighting over property to alternative house sharing options. Out now! Read more

The 18th International Literature Festival came to an end on last Saturday. Time to look back and reflect after 10 days. Read more

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As the ILB slowly comes to an end, we look at two questions. How can drugs be legalized? And how can we understand Russia? Read more

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Gender, sexuality, food: The first ILB weekend was chock-full of topical readings and discussions... Read more

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Bad girl of lit, bird lover, Brandenburger-by-choice – novelist Nell Zink is many things... including busy. Not just with a book a year, either. On Sep 11 and Sep 12 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele, you can see for yourself what that might mean. Read more

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The International Literature Festival is underway, kicking off Wednesday night with a speech from Eva Menasse. Here are our impressions of its start. Read more

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American literary shooting star Yaa Gyasi filled us in on her opinions about race, violence and the importance of small goals. Returning to the ILB, she will read from her successful debut novel "Homegoing" on September 5, 23:00 at Le Bar. Read more

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Berlin’s International Literature Festival is back with 200 authors from 50 countries and 10 days (Sep 5-15) jam-packed with readings, panels and even films! Read more

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