23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023

Tag: 2022

Ten meters of books

If events with Radka Denemarková, Saša Stanišić or Margaret Atwood whets the audience’s appetite, they can once again purchase the authors’ books at this year’s festival. In the foyer of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus has set up its book table: ten meters of books at a

Confessions and dog ears – ckecked in with Irene Solà

We introduce the authors of the 22nd ilb – with questions about writing, reading and unfinished reading. Here you can find out how the Catalan poet and novelist Irene Solà participates in the translation of her works. Confession time: Which major classic have you started… but notfinished?»Underworld«, by Don Delillo,

»The Proust of our time« – on the death of Javier Marías

The Spanish writer Javier Marías passed away on Sunday a few days before his 71st birthday. A brief obituary by Michi Strausfeld. Javier Marías was a guest of the ilb in 2015 – it was one of his rare public appearances in Germany, and it was his last. He disliked

Confessions and dog ears – checked in with Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

We introduce the authors of the 22nd ilb – with questions about writing, reading and unfinished reading. Here Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi reveals which book she would never finish reading under any circumstances. Confession time: Which major classic have you started… but not finished?»Nostromo« by Joseph Conrad. The age-old question: hardback

Confessions and dog ears – ckecked in with Sabine Rufener

We introduce the authors of the 22nd ilb – with questions about writing, reading and unfinished reading. Here Sabine Rufener confesses her love for tattered favourite paperbacks. Confession time: Which major classic have you started… but notfinished?I don’t think I ever quite finished »The Magic Mountain«. The age-old question: hardback

The Extraordinary Book 2022

For the tenth year in a row, the authors of the young ilb programme select outstanding books for children, teenagers or young adults to be specially recognized with the award »The Extraordinary Book«. The international literature festival berlin is pleased to announce the award-winning titles for 2022. Kate Allen awards: »Dig« by

Confessions and dog ears – ckecked in with Lauren Oyler

We introduce the authors of the 22nd ilb – with questions about writing, reading and unfinished reading. Here Lauren Oyler reveals where she prefers to pretend the writing process is a provisional and spontaneous matter. Confession time: Which major classic have you started… but notfinished?»Emma« by Jane Austen. The age-old

»A delightful, inspiring literary state of exception«

Head of Program Dr. Simone Schröder and Christoph Rieger, Head of Program of the International Children’s and Young Adult Literature section, talk about a literary hat-trick, the authors of this year’s festival, and their personal insider tips. The ilb is bringing the literary world to Berlin for the 22nd time.

»Worldwide Reading« of Novels and Essays by Salman Rushdie on 29th September 2022

Ladies and gentlemen,dear friends, The assassination attempt on Salman Rushdie still has us in shock. We are hereby calling for a »Worldwide Reading« of Salman Rushdie’s works. Please see below. Many authors from all continents support the call, including Adonis, Jennifer Clement, Andrei Kurkov, Wole Soyinka, Janne Teller, Bernard-Henri Levy,

Worldwide Reading of Ukrainian Literature on September 7, 2022.

The international literature festival berlin [ilb], in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair, PEN Berlin, and the German PEN Centre, calls on cinemas, schools, universities, media, cultural institutions and individuals to participate in a worldwide reading of Ukrainian literature on September 7, 2022. To mark the war in Ukraine and its devastating effects,