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Now is the moment: Help Ukraine survive this winter of war!

The malice knows no bounds. After Putin’s plan to break up Ukraine with military power and wipe it out as a separate nation failed due to determined resistance supported by the whole of Ukrainian society, the country is now to be brought to its knees by destroying its vital infrastructures

»Voices on War« – new film on the Ukraine war

»What chance would any kind of honest writer have in a regime that has already made it a crime to call a war a war?« Margaret Atwood’s question in the film »Voices on War« sheds light on the crisis that, since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, has also

Confessions and dog ears – ckecked in with Luka Holmegaard

We introduce the authors of the 22nd ilb – with questions about writing, reading and unfinished reading. Here you will find out, which queer bookstore in London has a special place in Luka Holmegaard’s heart. Confession time: Which major classic have you started… but not finished?I have to admit that

Ten meters of books

If events with Radka Denemarková, Saša Stanišić or Margaret Atwood whets the audience’s appetite, they can once again purchase the authors’ books at this year’s festival. In the foyer of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus has set up its book table: ten meters of books at a

Confessions and dog ears – ckecked in with Elisa Shua Dusapin

We introduce the authors of the 22nd ilb – with questions about writing, reading and unfinished reading. Today with Elisa Shua Dusapin, who tells us, where to find her favorite bookstore. Confession time: Which major classic have you started… but not finished?The books of Marcel Proust. The age-old question: hardback

»We can choose another future« – the Opening of the 22nd ilb

On September 7, the 22nd international literature festival berlin opened with a festive event in attendance of the public and hundreds of guests of honor from politics and culture. Prior to the welcoming speeches, the event started with a musical performance by the Ukrainian bandurist Hanna Rabenko. This was followed

Confessions and dog ears – ckecked in with Irene Solà

We introduce the authors of the 22nd ilb – with questions about writing, reading and unfinished reading. Here you can find out how the Catalan poet and novelist Irene Solà participates in the translation of her works. Confession time: Which major classic have you started… but notfinished?»Underworld«, by Don Delillo,

»The Proust of our time« – on the death of Javier Marías

The Spanish writer Javier Marías passed away on Sunday a few days before his 71st birthday. A brief obituary by Michi Strausfeld. Javier Marías was a guest of the ilb in 2015 – it was one of his rare public appearances in Germany, and it was his last. He disliked

Confessions and dog ears – ckecked in with Kristina Sigunsdotter

We introduce the authors of the 22nd ilb – with questions about writing, reading and unfinished reading. Confession time: Which major classic have you started… but not finished?Orlando [Virginia Woolf] The age-old question: hardback or paperback? And why?Hardback for kids, paperback for grown ups! The essential question: bookmarks or dog

Confessions and dog ears – ckecked in with Tatia Nadareischwili

We introduce the authors of the 22nd ilb – with questions about writing, reading and unfinished reading. Confession time: Which major classic have you started… but not finished?»Steppenwolf« by Hermann Hesse, but it was just because I started it at the wrong age. I will definitely get back to it.

Confessions and dog ears – checked in with Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

We introduce the authors of the 22nd ilb – with questions about writing, reading and unfinished reading. Here Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi reveals which book she would never finish reading under any circumstances. Confession time: Which major classic have you started… but not finished?»Nostromo« by Joseph Conrad. The age-old question: hardback