ilb Jahre: 2022

Ernst Paul Dörfler

Ernst Paul Dörfler, born in 1950 in Kemberg near Lutherstadt Wittenberg, holds a doctorate in ecochemistry. His book »Back to Nature?« (1986) became a cult book of the East German environmental movement. He has been awarded numerous prizes, including the EURONATUR Prize of the European Natural Heritage Foundation. In 2019,

Miriam Rürup

Miriam Rürup is director of the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European Jewish Studies. Before assuming this post, she was director of the Institute for the History of German Jews in Hamburg from 2012 to 2020. Prior to that, she worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute

Hannes Becker

born 1982 in Frankfurt am Main. Studies in German Literature, American Studies and History in Berlin, as well as Literary Writing in Leipzig. Writes stage plays, radio plays and fiction. Translations of stage plays, literary essays and poetry by, among others, Caryl Churchill, Wayne Koestenbaum, Pamela Carter und Rosmarie Waldrop.

Ilya Kaminsky: Deaf Republic

When a deaf boy is shot in the street by a soldier in the occupied city of Vasenka, the inhabitants resist by communicating only in sign language. On the gates of the soldiers’ barracks is written in chalk: »NOBODY CAN HEAR YOU«. In Ilya Kaminsky’s volume »Deaf Republic«, which won

Kristina Sigunsdotter: Humlan Hanssons hemligheter

Creative writing and performance workshop / Meeting with Kristina Sigunsdotter Neele has chicken pox. Back at school, her best friend Nour wants nothing to do with her and hangs out with the horse girls instead. Now she needs the support of her aunt Fanny, an artist. But Fanny is currently

20. FamilienFest International

Talks & readings, hands-on activities, culinary catering At the 20th FamilienFest International, the authors and illustrators Laura Carlin, Hassan Zahreddine, Paula Carballeira und Sabine Rufener will present their latest picture books and as premieres. In addition, the event will include a vibrant program – and snacks will also be provided.

Hassan Zahreddine: ZIN

Poster workshop / Meeting with Hassan Zahreddine Zin, who lives in Lebanon, can neither read nor write. Despite being a child, he has to work in a print shop, where the master inspires Zin’s enthusiasm for printing and thus also teaches him to read and write. One day Zin receives

Hassan Zahreddine: ZIN

Talk, reading with picture book screening, live illustration, Q&A Zin, who lives in Lebanon, can neither read nor write. Despite being a child, he has to work in a print shop, where the master inspires Zin’s enthusiasm for printing and thus also teaches him to read and write. One day

Hassan Zahreddine: ZIN

Talk, reading, Q&A Zin, who lives in Lebanon, can neither read nor write. Despite being a child, he has to work in a print shop, where the master inspires Zin’s enthusiasm for printing and thus also teaches him to read and write. One day Zin receives an order to print

Hassan Zahreddine: ZIN

Talk Zin, who lives in Lebanon, can neither read nor write. Despite being a child, he has to work in a print shop, where the master inspires Zin’s enthusiasm for printing and thus also teaches him to read and write. One day Zin receives an order to print pamphlets, which

Hassan Zahreddine: ZIN

Printing workshop / Meeting with Hassan Zahreddine Zin, who lives in Lebanon, can neither read nor write. Despite being a child, he has to work in a print shop, where the master inspires Zin’s enthusiasm for printing and thus also teaches him to read and write. One day Zin receives

David Wiesner: Flotsam/ Mr Wuffles!

Workshop talk, Q&A A boy finds an analog camera on the beach that has been drifting on the world’s oceans for decades. The photos he has developed show a fantastic marine world full of highly intelligent, sophisticated creatures. Looking more closely at the last photo, he knows exactly what he