Don't miss the "Call Me By Your Name" author's talk on Sep 18, 18:00 at Silent Green. As part of the About: Sex special of the International Literature Festival, Aciman will discuss the presentation of gay sex in literature. Read more

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The South Korean author talks on Sep 14, 21:00, at Collegium Hungaricum Berlin. Her debut novel "The Incendiaries" was a must-read, now she's one of our lit fest must-hears. Read more

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Don't miss the Nigerian writer's talk on Sep 13, 20:00, at HAU. Eloquent and engaging, she's one of our top events. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Jewish Berlin-born author Max Czollek takes a German-centric look at how the country treats its Jews offering a novel if no less damning perspective beyond the current political discourse. Read more

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This Friday, June 28 cult US poet Robert Lundquist gives a rare reading in Berlin, alongside some of Berlin’s best contemporary poets. Ahead of the evening, Lundquist's own editor Heathcote Ruthven gives you the story of this astounding character. 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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Berlin’s most famous British expat is arguably Christopher Isherwood’s Sally Bowles. But the real-life woman behind the fictional character, Jean Ross, was so much more than a silly dilettante who sang badly... Read more


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

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


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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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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Now's your opportunity to get sexy with poetry at the third edition of The Poetry Brothel Berlin on Aug 30, returning once more to the sumptuous surroundings of Tangoloft in Wedding. Anton Dechand explains what it's all about. Read more

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Kiez personality portrait: Trost on why the galleries of Kreuzberg can’t hold a candle to her favourite district. Read more

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Michael Thalheimer is one of those practitioners of Regietheater (directorial theatre) who, for German critics, can seldom do wrong. But what did our critic think of his newest production, "Endstation Sehnsucht", at Berliner Ensemble? Read on... Read more

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"Psychedelic bookstore and teahouse" Kali may be light on actual drugs, but the tea and books serve well enough to tune in and drop out while you're there. Read more

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Novelist Emma Glass on the visceral world of her debut novel Peach. She reads for Literatur:Berlin Festival on Mar 19, 20:00 at Maschinenhaus/Kulturbrauerei. Read more

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In the analogue spirit, we’ve rounded up the best new local reads for every naughty-or-nice Berliner on your Christmas gift list. Read more


As we wrap up this year's ILB, we reflect on our favorite moments and overall takeaways. Read more

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Fresh off her 2016 Stella Prize for her novel, The Natural Way of Things, Australian author Charlotte Wood talked to us about Berlin, feminism, and the immersive power of fiction writing. Read more


Canadian author Madeleine Thien read from her award-winning book "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" last night at the Berliner Festspiele. We chatted with her beforehand about Berlin, history and how one should not look at China. Read more


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