Opening Sep 11 through Sep 21, International Literature Festival Berlin is back with a record 220 guests and a packed programme of events taking over stages across the city. We take a look at this year’s lit trends. Read more

What's On

Berlin is scooting towards the e-revolution – or is it? EXB investigates how the "Verkehrswende" is coming along. Also in this issue: e-scooters tested, the local skating scene revisited and September's book, film and art fests previewed! Out now! Read more

INTERVIEW! On Aug 22, Berlin's English-language lit journal "SAND" hosts SAND Open-Air, an evening of live readings on Tempelhofer Feld. We sat down with editor Jake Schneider to chat about the city's thriving non-German lit scene. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

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


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

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


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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