The complete program of the 22nd ilb – a festival as a mirror of our time

Zadie Smith, Margaret Atwood und Bernardine Evaristo [© Dominique Nabokov, Luis Mora, Jennie Scott]

The complete program of the international literature festival berlin [ilb] is finally here. More than 150 authors from all over the world are expected to participate in about 200 events in Berlin. The ticket pre-sale has started now. Experience the big names and new voices of international literature up close: With the international literature festival […]

Volunteering in the International Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Atmo Outdoor Area ilb

The international literature festival berlin is looking for volunteers in the International Children’s and Young Adult Literature section for September 5th to 17th. At the interface between the literary business and event management, we offer exciting experiences in various areas of an international cultural event. Further information on volunteering and how you can join us […]

When books light up – the 2022 ilb posters

Plakat 2022

The official poster for the international literature festival berlin 2022 [ilb] was once again created by Götz Gramlich, one of the most renowned poster designers in Germany. With this year’s visual, he follows the idea to create a »luminous, fantastic landscape of open books.« »The aesthetic is iridescent and almost psychedelic, thus visualizing the transformative […]

Ukrainian Literature in Focus at the 2022 Worldwide Reading

The international literature festival berlin – in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair and the German PEN Centre – calls for participation in a worldwide reading of Ukrainian literature on September 7, 2022. Due to the devastating attack on Ukraine, this year’s focal point of the Worldwide Reading will be the works of Ukrainian authors. […]

A celebration of children’s literature – the pre-sale for the section International Children’s and Young Adult Literature has begun

The complete program of the International Children’s and Young Adult Literature section of the 22nd international literature festival berlin with all readings is now on sale. The section presents international picture books, narrative children’s books and novels for young people as well as comics and non-fiction books as world premieres, international premieres, German premieres or […]

Open Letter of the Zentrum Liberale Moderne

© Doris Poklekowski

We would like to draw your attention to the Open Letter of the Zentrum Liberale Moderne and its plea for the continued supply of weapons to Ukraine. You can find more information here.

For your and for our Freedom! Voices on the War in Ukraine – live

Sunday, 6 March 2022, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bebelplatz, Berlin We cannot wait any longer. Since the early morning of 24 February 2022, Putin has been waging war against the independent country of Ukraine and its people. Soldiers and tanks are invading the country. Putin targets cities with missiles and bombs. The stages of […]

Now available in bookshops: Refugees Worldwide 3

Der dritte Band unserer Reihe “Refugees Worldwide” ist nun erschienen und als Print- oder ePublikation ab sofort im Buchhandel erhältlich. Fünfzehn Autor:innen aus dem In- und Ausland lassen uns an ihren Geschichten, Träumen und Visionen, an ihrer je eigenen Auffassung von Zugehörigkeit und des politischen, medialen und gesellschaftlichen Umgangs mit Migration teilhaben. Vielen Dank an […]

Christoph Rieger appointed to the jury of the German Children´s Literature Award

Christoph Rieger, head of the International Children´s and Youth Literature section of the international literature festival berlin since 2011, was appointed to the special jury of the German Children´s Literature Award 2022 by Franziska Giffey, then Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and now Governing Mayor of Berlin. Together with graphic […]

#StandWithUkraine – How to help

Raise Funds for Ukraine’s Armed Forces: Save Life and NBU Special Account to Raise Funds for Ukraine’s Armed Forces Help for children on the front line: Voices of Children  Humanitarian aid: Danish Refugee Council Organization of transport and accommodations, references to aid organizations: ukrainehelpberlin Private accommodation for people from Ukraine: Elinor Accommodation offers especially for non-white and/or […]

Denken mit dem eigenen Kopf. Freiheit und Selbstbehauptung im Spannungsfeld von Macht

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation cordially invites you to a digital lecture and discussion evening with Peter Schneider, Katarina Popović, Marko Dinić and Sabine Adler (moderator) on 25 November 2021, 6:30 pm. Writer and author Peter Schneider has been one of the most important intellectuals in Germany for decades. His latest book, “Denken mit dem eigenen […]