The second day of the 23rd international literature festival berlin was once again dedicated to book premieres and openings. With musical company by the Ensemble Modern, Ilija Trojanow presented his new novel »Tausend und Ein Morgen«. Authors Sunjeev Sahota (UK) and Cheon Myeong-kwan (South Korea) celebrated their Germany premieres at the Bertelsmann’s Representative Office. The Iran Special kicked off with the panels »Alphabet of the Feminist Revolution« with Navid Kermani, Gilda Sahebi and Amir Gudarzi, and the event curated by PEN Berlin »Loud and Quiet: German-Iranian Slam Poets« at the Staatsbibliothek Unter den Linden, drawing attention to the socio-political relevance of the festival.
What’s On Today?
You can expect two more book premieres today: Norman Ohler presents his novel »The Strongest Substance« and Maxim Biller brings his latest work »Mama Odessa« to the stages of the ilb. You can also look forward to another special of our festival, which reaches its climax in the event »Book Burnings 1933« with Thomas Weber, Uwe Wittstock and Volha Hapeyeva. We also welcome the Spanish author Irene Vallejo, whose nonfiction success »Papyrus« tells of the future of reading and writing. We conclude the Iran Special with »Literature in the Shadow of Despotism«, curated by PEN Berlin and featuring Yavuz Ekinci, Bachtyar Ali, and Meral Şimşek, moderated by Ronya Othmann.
We look forward to welcoming you to another day of literary highlights at the 23rd international literature festival berlin.