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Feb 17, 2013
Comic Summit on 15 March 2013 in Berlin: Scott McCloud, Chris Ware and Christoph Niemann
Dec 07, 2012
Open letter to Syrian President Bachar al-Assad
Nov 17, 2012
Text collection for the worldwide reading for Pussy Riot on the 12/12/2012
Oct 04, 2012
Dara McGrath won the Photo Competition of the 12. ilb.
The motto of the competition was “Europe Now”. Within this framework the ilb was looking for pictures, which capture a (the) European reality, and maybe the condition of the continent, how it appears to the Photographer. Dara Mcgraths Photo of the German-Polish Border convinced the Jury.
Oct 04, 2012
Writers issue statement of principle and intent
During the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference in August 2012, a number of participating writers met in a closed session to discuss aspects of the publishing industry and the influences on literature and writers of recent market changes, not least as to ebooks and the internet. It was agreed to develop a statement of principles that could then be further developed and refined by the upcoming Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference events throughout the coming 12 months.
Sep 13, 2012
Overview of the Europe Now-Weekend
Sep 12, 2012
Reading with ABDO KHAL is cancelled!
Despite our standing line to the Saudi Arabian embassy, ABDO KHAL did not get his visa and could not board the plane to Berlin. His reading tonight at 9 pm at Haus der Berliner Festspiele has been cancelled.
Sep 11, 2012
The readings with JOHN BURNSIDE are cancelled!
Dear guests of the 12. ilb, unfortunately, John Burnside can not be part of this years festival. His readings on the 16th September at 11am (Galerie Kit Schulte) and 4pm (Haus der Berliner Festspiele) will not be held!
Aug 22, 2012
Our programme has arrived!
Here you can find the programme of the 12th ilb with more than 100 events and authors - like Herta Müller, Liao Yiwu, Isabel Allende, Amir Hassan Cheheltan, Ha Jin, Kiran Nagarkar, Vladimir Sorokin, Gerhard Falkner, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Zeruya Shalev, Jonathan Meese, Durs Grünbein, Norbert Bisky, Bjarni Bjarnason and John Green.
Aug 22, 2012
„Berlin liest“
Take part in the grand literature performance of this year´s festival opening
Aug 17, 2012
Literature Nobel Prize Winners Support the ilb's Appeal in Favour of Pussy Riot
Free our Sisters
Aug 10, 2012
Advance booking for the 12th international literature festival berlin!
Tickets can now be purchased for events at the 12th international literature festival berlin.
Jul 23, 2012
We are proud to announce our International Children’s and Youth Literature programme for this year!
John Green, Finn-Ole Heinrich, Janne Teller, Iva Procházková and many other authors from all over the world will ensure a great atmosphere at this year´s festival.
Jun 01, 2012
Photo and Comic Competition "Europe Now"
This year as well the ilb appeals for non-literary competitions. The motto of the competitions is “Europe Now”. Within this framework the ilb is looking for pictures and comics, which capture a (the) European reality.
May 07, 2012
Liao Yiwu called for the freedom of the Chinese poet, Li Bifeng.
The Chinese author Liao Yiwu protests with an appeal against the imprisonment and the trial of his friend Li Bifeng, which will take place on May 8th in Peking.
Mar 28, 2012
The Word Alliance: bringing together the world’s leading literature festivals
The Word Alliance brings together eight of the world’s leading literature festivals for a strategic international partnership which supports and showcases the work of writers, facilitates the creation of international literature projects and provides opportunities to enhance each festival’s artistic programme.
Nov 30, 2011
The ilb appealed for a worldwide reading on March 20th 2012 for Liu Xiaobo
The international literature festival Berlin (ilb) called on cultural institutions, schools, radio stations and interested parties to participate in a worldwide reading of prose and poems by the Chinese author and 2010 Nobel Peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on March 20th 2012.
Oct 12, 2011
We had no idea how little we knew! The international literature festival: Ten years of a miracle
“Happily the fruit falls, when ripe, to the ground. As the poem falls to the paper: Creeps up, makes no noise, takes the pen, writes itself down, and disappears.” Like the poem that the late Syrian poet Fuad Rifka read at the International Literature Festival (ilb) in 2004, the ilb crept up on Berlin.
Jun 09, 2010
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Appeal to the Chinese Government concerning Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia




„From where I shan’t return“ - „Berlin Anthology“
„From where I shan’t return“ – today the Berlin Anthology is published right before the beginning of the 15th ilb. 22 authors from 15 different countries contemplated the fates of refugees and asylum seekers in literary form. The result is a collection of diverse voices in the form of poems, short stories, and essays in English and German.