23. ilb
06. – 16.09.2023

Manjeet Mann
Shehan Karunatilaka
Dinçer Güçyeter
Jeffrey Eugenides
Elizabeth Duval


25. September 2023

23rd ilb Day 11 – Graphic Novel Day and final event

Tilla Fuchs und Dinçer Güçyeter
25. September 2023

23rd ilb Day 10 – Adam Thirlwell, Dinçer Güçyeter

Jeffrey Eugenides
25. September 2023

23rd ilb Day 8 – Moshtari Hilal, Jeffrey Eugenides

Program 2023

Click here for the current evening program and the young program at the 23rd international literature festival in Berlin

ilb 22 in pictures

A review of the ilb 2022

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Literature in the live stream

Not on site, but still very close: Experience selected events of the 22nd ilb in the live stream, including with Bernardine Evaristo.

Saša Stanišić © Bernhard Ludewig

From A as in Atwood…

Discover the authors of all festival years in our comprehensive author overvie: from A as in Atwood to Z as in Zink.

Margaret Atwood © Bernhard Ludewig

Literature for the ears

Experience outstanding international authors such as André Aciman, Leïla Slimani or Ocean Vuong in audio format on dichterlesen.net.

Leila Slimani
Leila Slimani © Ali Ghandtschi

Youth Programme

Discover the program of the International Children´s and Young Adult Literature with readings and workshops for students of all grades.

Alexander Lehnert © Bernhard Ludewig


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