Bernardine Evaristo: Girl, Woman, Other

Portrait Bernardine Evaristo

Talk, reading, Q&A Megan is wild and likes wearing pants. Conflict is inevitable, because her mother wants a well-behaved, dress-wearing daughter. Along with eleven other girls and women* of color, Megan forms the center of this Booker Award-winning novel. This breathtakingly written book fans out the struggles and longings of its characters in a kaleidoscopic […]

Sam Thompson: Wolfstongue

Portrait Sam Thompson

Talk, reading, Q&A Since he often lacks words, Silas is bullied at school. By rescuing an injured wolf, he catapults himself into a world of talking animals, where wolves in an underground city are oppressed by sneaky foxes. Silas can help the wolves, but to do so he must finally find his voice. In poignant […]

Sam Thompson: Wolfstongue

Portrait Sam Thompson

Talk, reading, Q&A Since he often lacks words, Silas is bullied at school. By rescuing an injured wolf, he catapults himself into a world of talking animals, where wolves in an underground city are oppressed by sneaky foxes. Silas can help the wolves, but to do so he must finally find his voice. In poignant […]

Sam Thompson: Wolfstongue

Portrait Sam Thompson

Dance and bodypercussion workshop / Meeting with Sam Thompson Since he often lacks words, Silas is bullied at school. By rescuing an injured wolf, he catapults himself into a world of talking animals, where wolves in an underground city are oppressed by sneaky foxes. Silas can help the wolves, but to do so he must […]

Paula Carballeira: O Princípio

22. internationales literaturfestival berlin [© Hartwig Klappert]

Storytelling theater workshop / Meeting with Paula Carballeira When the war reaches their town, a mother and father flee with their two children. Their car now becomes their new place to live and sleep. Despite the exhausting flight, a hopeful time begins for the children, in which laughter, play and adventure also have their place. […]

Words of Love and Hate – Sabine Rufener: Der Wal im Garten

Portrait Sabine Rufener

Theater workshop / Meeting with Sabine Rufener One morning, a full-grown whale lies in the garden of Lille’s house – on her bicycle, of all things. The animal is grumpy, but Lille is not impressed. The two become friends. He tells her about the deep sea, she slides off his rain-soaked back and they both […]

Paula Carballeira: O Princípio

22. internationales literaturfestival berlin [© Hartwig Klappert]

Talk, reading with picture book screening, Q&A When the war reaches their town, a mother and father flee with their two children. Their car now becomes their new place to live and sleep. Despite the exhausting flight, a hopeful time begins for the children, in which laughter, play and adventure also have their place. The […]

Words of Love and Hate – Sabine Rufener: Der Wal im Garten

Portrait Sabine Rufener

Talk, reading with picture book screening, live illustration, Q&A One morning, a full-grown whale lies in the garden of Lille’s house – on her bicycle, of all things. The animal is grumpy, but Lille is not impressed. The two become friends. He tells her about the deep sea, she slides off his rain-soaked back and […]

David Van Reybrouck: Tegen verkiezingen

Portrait David Van Reybrouck

Talk, reading, Q&A Voter turnout drops to historically low levels. The membership figures of the major national parties are in a nosedive. Populist parties are more popular than they have been for decades. Is democracy at its end? In a refreshingly clear-structured and argumentative manner, this both astute and radical non-fiction book diagnoses the symptoms […]

Lika Nüssli: Starkes Ding

Portrait Lika Nüssli

Talk, reading, live illustration, Q&A Ernst lives with his family on a farm in Switzerland. Out of financial necessity, his parents leave him to an old peasant couple as a cheap laborer. In raw, metaphorically-charged black-and-white images, the graphic novel uses true events to tell the story of contract children – the external placement of […]

Lika Nüssli: Starkes Ding

Portrait Lika Nüssli

Talk, reading, live illustration, Q&A Ernst lives with his family on a farm in Switzerland. Out of financial necessity, his parents leave him to an old peasant couple as a cheap laborer. In raw, metaphorically-charged black-and-white images, the graphic novel uses true events to tell the story of contract children – the external placement of […]

Lika Nüssli: Starkes Ding

Portrait Lika Nüssli

Rap-Workshop / Abschlussbegegnung mit Lika Nüssli Ernst lebt mit seiner Familie auf einem Bauernhof in der Schweiz. Aus Geldnot überlassen seine Eltern ihn einem alten Bauernpaar als günstige Arbeitskraft. In rohen, metapherngeladenen Schwarz-Weiß-Bildern erzählt die Graphic Novel anhand wahrer Begebenheiten die Geschichte einer Verdingung – der Fremdunterbringung von Kindern zwecks Lohnarbeit. Glückliche Kindheitstage sowie die […]