22. ilb 07. - 17.09.2022


General questions

The Peter-Weiss-Stiftung für Kunst und Politik e.V. is the organizer of the international literature festival berlin. Ulrich Schreiber is the founder and Festival Director.

The 22nd edition of the festival will take place in Berlin from September 7 to 17, 2022. The festival center is located at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Other venues include silent green, Literaturhaus Berlin, and Collegium Hungaricum Berlin. A complete overview can be found at our festival venues.

We are pleased to present here the complete programof 22nd ilb. During the festival, program booklets will be available free of charge at the main venues.

About 150 authors from all over the world will participate in the 22nd ilb. In contrast to the past two pandemic editions, most of the authors are again expected to be live in Berlin. In a few exceptions, authors will participate remotely. Here you can find an overview of all authors of the 22nd ilb.

Selected events will be broadcast free of charge and in real time on our website and the ilb YouTube channel. The events will remain available without restriction after the festival. Here you can find an overview of all ilb livestreaming events.

All events of the 22nd international literature festival berlin take place under the applicable hygienic and safety precautions. Please refer to the current recommendations of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe for the containment of the SARS-CoV2 pandemic as well as any individual regulations at the respective venues. In addition, more information can be found in our detailed hygiene recommendations.

The main formats of the ilb are: readings, lectures and panel discussions. In addition, there are selected screenings of films as well as exhibition formats, dance performances, scenic readings and concerts. Hinzukommen ausgewählte Screenings von Filmen sowie Ausstellungsformate, Tanz-Performance, szenische Lesungen und Konzerte.

The ilb is an international event. Many events take place in several languages. Please refer to the respective event pages for information.

During the festival, books by select authors can be purchased at the Dussmann book table in the foyer of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Alternatively, you can order the books from Dussmann or one of our affiliated bookstores.

We are looking for motivated people to support us in the realization of the 22nd ilb. You can find all information here.

By becoming a member of the association Freunde und Förderer des internationalen literaturfestivals berlin e.V. you can support the ilb. All information can be found on the page of the association.

The International Children’s and Young Adult Literature section is aimed specifically at young readers, who will be introduced to exceptional positions in international children’s and youth literature in readings and workshops. The entire program and all ticket information can be found on our ticket page.

Photo and video recordings during the events are generally not permitted. However, we are happy if you share your experiences around the events on social media. Feel free to tag us and use the festival hashtag #ilb22.

You can find information on accessibility at the ilb on this page.

Bags of the ilb can be purchased at the reception of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele for 3,50 Euro.


On the individual event pages of our program you will find the respective ticket information. For most of the events of the 22nd ilb you can purchase tickets via the ticket shop of the Berliner Festspiele. The ticket button on the respective event pages links to the corresponding event in the ticket shop. For events at the HKW, the Novilla, the Schaubühne and the Bundesplatz Kino, you will not receive your ticket via the Berliner Festspiele ticket store but directly at the venue on the respective website or at the box office. All other important ticket information as well as contacts can be found on our ticket page.

A few selected events are free of charge and accessible entirely without a ticket. These include events at the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek, the Buchhandlung am Moritzplatz, the Helene-Nathan-Bibliothek, and the Mark-Twain-Bibliothek. This information is clearly marked on the respective event page.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office in the Gropius-Bau. The evening box office opens one hour before the performance at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Alternatively, tickets can be booked via the ticket information service at +49 30 25489-100.

As a rule, a ticket is only valid for the corresponding event. However, we are happy if you would like to visit several events and recommend our Festival Pass for this purpose. You can find all information about the festival pass here in the FAQs as well as on our ticket page.

Festival Pass holders have access to all events of the festival. There is no guarantee to admission for sold-out events. [Please be at the venue at least 15 minutes before the start of the event.] The following exceptions apply: For the events »Lauren Groff: Matrix«, »Wuhan. With: Herta Müller, Liao Yiwu and Volker Stanzel« and »Far East Berlin – Reading the Asian Berlin. With: Ma Thida a.o.« Festival Pass holders need to purchase a regular ticket.

Tickets already purchased can unfortunately not be canceled or exchanged.

Please check our ticket page for information on price reduction policies.

For events of the section International Children’s and Young Adult Literature there are discounted single tickets for 5 Euro for a group of 5 persons or more. There are no group tickets for the other events in the program.

There are no Day Passes available this year. You can, however, purchase a Weekend Pass for the Graphic Novel Day, running from September 10–11. All information can be found on our ticket page.

Seat reservation for individual events is not possible.