Happy Stories, Mostly: Queere Lyrik und Prosa aus Südostasien

Playful, experimental, and body-conscious: this is how the new generation of LGBTQI+ authors from Southeast Asia present themselves. Marylyn Tan, Norman Erikson Pasaribu, and Tash Aw read poems and award-winning stories, some of which have been translated exclusively for the festival. They blur the boundaries between genders, evoke the sensuality of the rice cooker, and create their own queer heroes – be it Prince as a gay icon or self-critical nuns.

With Tash Aw, Norman Erikson Pasaribu, Marylyn Tan

Moderated by Vanessa Vu

In cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

The event will be held in English.


We sell our tickets via the Berliner Festspiele website.