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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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Berlin’s English-language literature scene has blossomed over the years, with ever more readings, writing workshops and meet-ups. Two local protagonists recount how a certain pioneering English bookshop influenced their respective paths. Read more

Culture

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

Insider Tips

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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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Contemporary artists have their say on the centennial in Israeli exhibition The Kids Want Communism. Catch it before it's over Nov 12. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Literature despite the weather! Be prepared for inside or riverside with our thrilling summer picks. Here are four great new books from Berlin authors – and one Berlin-related book from a lit superstar – you should pick up as soon as possible. Read more

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See the year out with a bang – Jacinta Nandi's next Lesebühne is on December 27 in Hipster-Paradise, Ä. Read more

Opinion

Tired of the same old reading nights where the chance of surprise is limited to when your mobile embarrassingly goes off? So were Thomas Götz von Aust and Andreas Schwarz. Dichter and Dichter vs. Borderlines is the antidote. Read more

Theatre & Dance

This month’s edition of our legendary night features a pair of acts that revel in spear-tipped words sure to kill the wails. Don't miss Danielle De Picciotto and The Methylated Spirits on Oct 26. Read more

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As an expat New Yorker Daniel Berg is a bit miffed about not being invited to the official commemoration services for the anniversary of 9/11, yet he still finds a lot to muse about as we cross the decade line since the attacks on the Twin Towers. Read more

Opinion 2 Comments

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Mario Barth. Photo by Udo Grimberg (Wikimedia Commons)

German artists are so precious. Jacinta Nandi thinks they should all be forced to work 70 hours a week in McDonald's for a year. Then they'd stop whingeing about Lena and Mario Barth not having enough talent. Read more

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Jacinta Nandi's boyfriend thinks she goes to far too many readings. But still, at least she doesn't expect him to shag her for three-and-a-half sodding hours. Read more

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Novelist Ida Hattemer-Higgens reads from her well-received debut, The History of History and Dirk Markham swoops his guitar through loops into groups of sounds. Read more

We're going to bed, and you're invited. EXBERLINER's 24-hour bed-in event begins this Friday. And we want to know: what would you do in bed with us? Read more

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