Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin

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: 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

Gaga feminist Jack Halberstam joins the ILB with a presentation on "Aesthetics of Resistance" on Sep 18 at 18:00. more

Sep 18, 2015 11:25 AM Culture

The cartoonist and filmmaker’s two autobiographical tomes “The Arab of the Future” I and II, chronicling his youth in Syria, were undeniable the hype at this year’s ILB Graphic Novel Day. Sattouf’s work is set to appear in English next month. more

Sep 17, 2015 4:20 PM People

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

Brazilian-Hungarian writer Zsófia Bán brings her fiction and cultural analysis to the ILB. She reads her award-winning short story "When There Were Only Animals" at 19:30 on Sep 14. more

Sep 14, 2015 4:45 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

Turkish novelist Perihan Magden speaks about the future of cities with a panel of writers at 18:00 on Sep 10. more

Sep 9, 2015 10:30 AM Culture

This year’s International Literature Festival Berlin (Sep 9-19) features 209 events and nearly 200 participants from 54 countries. Sounds like a lot? It is! Where do you start? Let us help! more

Sep 2, 2015 12:30 PM Stage

Brittani Sonnenberg's been in Berlin for six years now… and that’s a record in the biography of the 33-year-old chronic expat. The Third Culture Kid and author of "Home Leave" can be seen at the Lit Fest on Wed, Sep 17 at Berliner Festspiele. more

Sep 16, 2014 2:30 PM Culture

Award-winning Greek writer Amanda Michalopoulou delivers a blitz week of literary appearances starting on Sep 16 at St. George's English Bookshop and then continuing on at the International Literature Festival. Make sure to catch her at least once. more

Sep 15, 2014 5:00 PM Culture

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