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Presenting her debut novel, "It Would Be Night in Caracas", on Sep 20, 21:00 at CHB, the Venezuelan journalist explains its major themes of loss of homeland and identity. Read more

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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 Syrian-born author speaks on Sep 17, 18:00 at Collegium Hungaricum Berlin. His talk on the impact of migration on mental health is one of our top picks. 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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Ahead of his talk on Sep 13, 19:30, at the James-Simon-Galerie, we get the low-down on the author at the forefront of climate-change literature. 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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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

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INTERVIEW! Online digital culture mag Berliner Gazette is tackling questions of AI at its annual conference, this year called "Ambient Revolts" (Nov 8-10 at ZK/U). We talked to editor-in-chief Magdalena Taube ahead of the conference. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

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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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Haus der Kulturen der Welt takes Berliners on a mind-boggling trip through Cosmism in the conference and exhibition Art Without Death, Aug 31-Oct 3. Read more

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Just around the corner is Versfest, Berlin's multilingual (German and English) literary festival for kids, replete with readings, workshops, talks, and poetry nights – all free of charge. Catch it Mar 20-22 if you can get the kids away from school. Read more

Theatre & Dance

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Berlin-based photographer Christian Vagt visited Greece's notorious Softex refugee camp for his latest exhibition, on at Somos from Nov 1-12. Read more

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Ready to "Challenge Power"? Here's your chance with an exciting mix of whistleblowers, journalists and activists as The Centre for Investigative Journalism in London organises its first Logan Symposium here in Berlin March 11-12 at bcc Berlin. Read more

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INTERVIEW! There's Boulevard theatre, and then there's London artistic director Spalding's approach: mixing the avant-garde with the commercial. Exberliner moderates a panel with him at Friedrichstadt-Palast on January 26, 8pm. Read more

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Romanian-born novelist, memoirist and essayist Norman Manea reads his essay collection about exile on Sep 17 at 19:30. Read more

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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. Read more

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Mexican poet Javier Martínez Pedro teaches an illustration workshop at the International Children's and Youth Literature events at 13:00 on Sep 13; at 9:30 on Sep 14; and at 9:30 and 11:30 on Sep 15. Read more

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Tunisian poet, translator and novelist Shukri Mabkhout joins the ILB to present his award-winning novel The Italian at 21:00 at Sep 13. Read more

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Pakistani writer and journalist Mohammed Hanif presents his novel Our Lady of Alice Bhatti at 19:30 on Sep 13 and discusses the future of Karachi with a panel at 17:00 on Sep 16 (free event). Read more

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Israeli Belgian-born graphic novelist Michel Kichka discusses his critically acclaimed book Second Generation: Things I Haven’t Told My Father in the English-language lecture “The past as present” on Graphic Novel Day at 12:00 on Sep 13. Read more

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