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Oct 29, 2018
***Worldwide Reading***
Sep 12, 2018
Thomas Macho today at 7pm
Sep 07, 2018
The event with Liv Strömquist is canceled - new event: Feminist Voices in Comics
Sep 06, 2018
***Please note: The event with Olivier Guez on 07th of September 2018 at Institut Français is sold out***
Aug 16, 2018
The program of the 18th ilb is online!
Aug 01, 2018
The program of the section "International Children's and Young adult Literature" is published now
Dec 14, 2017
The texts of our "International Congress for Democracy and Freedom" are online now!
Nov 02, 2017
Meg Rosoff’s Opening Speech Now on YouTube
Oct 05, 2017
Donna Leon presents her new book at the 17th ilb and praises the festival!
Sep 27, 2017
versfest berlin publishes »Poetry Voices«
Sep 27, 2017
The ilb movie WHAT MATTERS is now available with French, Spanish, Russian, Turkish and Chinese subtitles!
Sep 25, 2017
The songs by Wolf Biermann in Russian translation
Sep 20, 2017
Opening Speech by Elif Shafak
Sep 19, 2017
The ilb movie WHAT MATTERS is online!
Sep 10, 2017
Have a look at our festival photos from the 17th ilb!
Sep 07, 2017
32 books selected as »extraordinary« by the international literature festival berlin
Aug 21, 2017
The Program-Outline of the 17th ilb is out now!
Aug 11, 2017
International Congress for Democracy and Freedom
Jul 05, 2017
Call to take part in the »berlin liest« reading performance to launch the 17th international literature festival berlin on 6 September 2017
Jun 29, 2017
Appeal to the Chinese government concerning Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia
Jun 28, 2017
Pre sales for the 17th ilb as well as the children's- and young adult literature events have begun!
May 31, 2017
Call for a Worldwide Reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on September 6th 2017
May 08, 2017
Letter to the German Minister of State for Culture and Media, Prof. Grütters, regarding the ilb
Dec 20, 2016
Nobel Laureate in Literature speaks about terror at the 15th ilb
Dec 09, 2016
New international literature festival: »versfest berlin« from March 20th to 22nd 2017
Dec 07, 2016
Opening speech by Ruta Sepetys published
Sep 13, 2016
Event with Jonathan Galassi on September 14th canceled
Sep 10, 2016
Marina Litvinenko joins Luke Harding's [GB] reading on »A Very Expensive Poison«
Sep 06, 2016
Location map Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Sep 01, 2016
Event with Alexander Ilichevsky on September 13th canceled
Aug 26, 2016
Event with Mohammad Abu Rumman [Jordan] on September 16th canceled
Aug 25, 2016
30 Books Selected as »Extraordinary« by the international literature festival berlin
Aug 24, 2016
The Aesthetics of Resistance - Peter Weiss 100
Save the date: 28.9.–8.10.2016
Aug 10, 2016
Program for the 16th international literature festival berlin complete
Aug 09, 2016
23 Book Premieres in the Children´s and Young Adult Program of the 2016 international literature festival berlin
Jul 15, 2016
Advance Ticket Sales for the 16th ilb started 14 July
Jul 07, 2016
Call to take part in the "berlin liest" reading to launch the 16th international literature festival berlin on September 7th 2016, 6 a.m. to 17.30 p.m.
Jul 01, 2016
Worldwide Reading for Democracy without Populism on 7 September 2016
Jun 14, 2016
EU/UK: Let's Stay United Appeal
Apr 20, 2016
The project „New Signs – Comics in Berlin” from the international literature festival berlin
Jan 19, 2016
»Visions 2030- Authors and Scientists on the Future of Cities«: Short films and ebook now online
Jan 07, 2016
14.01.2016, 7.30 pm, HAU 2 - Worldwide Reading for Ashraf Fayadh in support of the Palestinian poet who has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia
Dec 01, 2015
Worldwide Reading of selected poems and other texts in support of Ashraf Fayadh on 14.01.2016
Oct 14, 2015
Salman Rushdie [India/ USA] – »Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Days«, on 21.11.2015, 8.00 pm at Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Oct 08, 2015
1. international literature festival odessa ends with over 4.000 visitors
Sep 21, 2015
Presentation within the Special »The Art of Literary Translation«: Presentation: The invisible third. By Frank Heibert
Sep 17, 2015
The event »Aesthetics of Resistance« on the 18th of September at 6pm, at Institut Français is sold out.
Sep 17, 2015
Opening of the 15th ILB: Javier Marias – »Let’s start at the beginning«
Sep 14, 2015
Ayman Sikseck and Ala Hlehel in an Arabic-Hebrew literary dialogue: with Ali Ghandtschi instead of Ayman Sikseck
Sep 13, 2015
Wole Soyinka: 15.9., 7.30pm and 9pm in Haus der Berliner Festspiele/ Alban Nicolai Herbst moderates Frank Witzel, 15.9., 6pm
Sep 12, 2015
Unfortunately Adam Thirlwell will be unable to attend his reading tonight for personal reasons.
Sep 08, 2015
„From where I shan’t return“ - „Berlin Anthology“ published
Sep 07, 2015
Participants and reading locations for berlin reads 2015
Sep 01, 2015
Events in English at the international literature festival 2015
Sep 01, 2015
Liao Yiwu in conversation with Ai Weiwei, September 2 at the Berlin Philharmonie:Translation available for Chinese-German and German-English/ Festival pass for the 15th ilb valid from September 2/ Free entry for refugees and asylum seekers at ilb 2015
Aug 26, 2015
Program Booklet (German/ English) of the 15th international literature festival berlin published
Aug 20, 2015
Program for the 15th international literature festival Berlin complete – Event Ai Weiwei 2. September
Aug 14, 2015
Call to take part in the »berlin liest« reading performance on the situation of refugees and asylum-seekers to launch the 15th international literature festival berlin on 9 September 2015
Aug 05, 2015
ilb section »International Children’s and Young Adult Literature«: Complete program published
Jul 28, 2015
Christoph Rieger to be in the LUCHS jury from 2016
Jul 15, 2015
International Literature Festival Odessa (ILO), 1–4 October 2015
Jul 06, 2015
The advance ticket sales for the 15th ilb begins today
Jul 03, 2015
The official festival poster of the 15th ilb by Sunandina Banerjee
Jun 15, 2015
ilb section »International Children´s and Young Adult Literature«: The advance sale begins today
Jun 12, 2015
Invitation to the discussion event "The Humboldt-Forum - Chance for Berlin" on Sunday 14 June 2015 at 11am
May 26, 2015
The annual volume of short stories by the participants of ʻScritture Giovani‘ for 2015, titled »Home«, has been published.
Apr 08, 2015
Mexican writer Homero Aridjis on today's situation of Mexico
Feb 19, 2015
ilb Voices Vol. 1: Video interviews with Baltscheit, Dubosarsky, Klassen, Ness and Vanistendael are now online
Feb 19, 2015
Conference 01.03. - 03.03.2015: Witness to a Crime of the Century – The German Empire and the Armenian Genocide
Feb 16, 2015
"Tod in der Wüste. Der Völkermord an den Armeniern" (Death in the Desert. The Armenian Genocide) by Rolf Hosfeld in stores by 17 February
Jan 22, 2015
Germany premiere: Comic artist Scott McCloud (USA) presents »THE SCULPTOR« / »DER BILDHAUER« on March 11 & 12 in Berlin
Dec 08, 2014
Syrian poet Hala Mohammad on Syria
Dec 08, 2014
Stefano D‘Arrigo's »Horcynus Orca« on 25.2.2015 in the Italian Cultural Institute Berlin
Sep 25, 2014
What is African Literature? Speech by Mũkoma Wa Ngũgĩ [Kenia]
Sep 15, 2014
Opening speech by Pankaj Mishra [India/GB]: »Europe and the New World Disorder«
Sep 11, 2014
Today at 4.30pm! Live-Stream of the Maidan Discussion at the 14th ilb!
Sep 09, 2014
Cultures of Trust – Opening with Janne Teller [Denmark/GER] Bishop Dr. Ndanganeni P. Phaswana [South Africa], and Tenzin Peljor [GER]
Sep 04, 2014
Events in English
Aug 14, 2014
Program of 14th ilb published!
Aug 12, 2014
Program booklet of the festival section "International Children´s and Young Adult Literature" published
Jul 25, 2014
Call to take part in the ‘berlin liest’ reading performance to launch the 14th international literature festival berlin on 10 September 2014
Jul 03, 2014
Call to attend the reading performance “berlin reads”
Jul 03, 2014
The Fate of Women in the Mexican Drug War – Maria Schrader reads from Jennifer Clement's [Mexico/USA] »Prayers for the Stolen«
Jun 25, 2014
Start of the advance sale of the 14th international literature festival berlin
Jun 03, 2014
Liberty and Recognition for Edward Snowden - Worldwide Reading on September 8th 2014
Jun 02, 2014
Marcel Beyer receives the Oskar Pastior Award 2014 Award ceremony takes place at the international literature festival berlin
Apr 08, 2014
The Life in the city - The Talk on the 9th of April (Mercator Stiftung)
Apr 04, 2014
Dispute over Europe - A Congress 02.05.2014
Feb 18, 2014
2014 – Special event: On the 27th of March 2014 Janne Teller reads »Alles – Worum es geht«
Feb 04, 2014
Letter from Wolf Biermann to Vitali Klitschko
Oct 07, 2013
Worldwide reading for Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Platon Lebedev and all political prisoners in Russia on 25 October 2013
Oct 01, 2013
“I Will Say It Before Death Comes” - The Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor was shot dead by terrorists.
Sep 20, 2013
25/10/2013 - Worldwide reading in solidarity with Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Platon Lebedev and all political prisoners in Russia
Sep 12, 2013
The first days of the 13th ilb in pictures
Sep 10, 2013
NSA Scandal: Juli Zeh and two dozen authors take 65,000 signatures to the Chancellery
Sep 07, 2013
The Comic-Manifesto: COMICS ARE ART.
Sep 07, 2013
The Opening Speech of the ilb 2013 by Taiye Selasi
Sep 06, 2013
Our festival guests 2013 on one poster
Sep 06, 2013
Cancelled Reading: Per Olov Enquist’s (S) Novel about Love on Nine Missing Pages
Aug 28, 2013
A key aspect of ilb 2013: World Wisdom - Cultures of Aging