Program booklet of the festival section "International Children´s and Young Adult Literature" published

Programmheft Internationale Kinder- und Jugendliteratur

The program booklet of the section "International Children´s and Young Adult Literature" was just published! In 2014, the section "International Children’s and Young Adult Literature" introduces a selection of emerging books aimed towards children and young adults, exceptional in form and content. Many of the program’s books are firstly presented in attendance of the author/illustrator, as a premier in Germany.


This year, 15 guests take part in this festival section: Martin Baltscheit (Germany), Iwona Chmielewska (Poland), Gabriela Cichowska (Poland), Michael De Cock (Belgium), Ursula Dubosarsky (Australia), Finn-Ole Heinrich (Germany), Marta Ignerska (Poland), Kim Dong-Seong (South-Korea), Jon Klassen (Canada / USA), Filippos Mandilaras (Greece), Truus Matti (Netherlands), Patrick Ness (USA / GB), Alessandro Sanna (Italy), William Sutcliffe (GB) as well as Martina Wildner (Germany). This selection is complemented by seven guests from altering festival sections who will also perform for our young audience: Ishmael Beah (Sierra Leone / USA), Azouz Begag (France), Mirko Bonné (Germany), Lydia Dimitrow (Germany), Cyril Pedrosa (France), Fine Riebner (Germany), and Judith Vanistendael (Belgium). Our Retrospective is centred around William Steig (USA). The altogether 22 guests, presenting their creative work as part of our Children’s and Young Adult Literature program, come from 13 countries. In September, several festival participants firstly present their work internationally (Michael De Cock, Filippos Mandilaras, Truus Matti) or in Germany (Jon Klassen, Alessandro Sanna, William Sutcliffe, Ursula Dubosarsky).

This section’s program presents you with 34 books, 21 of those being introduced in attendance of their author or illustrator for the first time. The Haus der Berliner Festspiele is this section’s main host; however, several events take place in Berlin Universities, museums, theatres, creative centers, libraries and schools. The program contains readings and literary workshops, as well as differing specials, such as:

* Opening Speech by Patrick Ness at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

* ExhibitionThe Extraordinary Book – Young Reader’s Library Vol. 3 at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, put together by our festival guests

* Workshop talk with Jon Klassen at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele as well as with Martin Baltscheit at the Weinmeisterhaus

* Reading spectacle Die erstaunlichen Abenteuer der Maulina Schmitt with Finn-Ole Heinrich und Spaceman Spiff at the Theater an der Parkaue

* Play Schrödinger, Dr. Linda und eine Leiche im Kühlhaus at the Theater an der Parkaue

* Focus Ich bin klein, aber wichtig at the LesArt Centre for Children´s and Young Adult Literature

* Focus Cultures of Trust at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele and many more places all over Berlin

* ilb U20 Poetry Slam Vol. 5 at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

* Reading celebration Internationales Familienfest Vol. 12 at the gelbe Villa.

Under you can find all of our announced guests, books and specials. Tickets are available via eMail under or by phone under (030) 278786-66/-70 from Monday to Friday, 9 am till 1 pm and 2 pm till 5 pm.