ilb section »International Children´s and Young Adult Literature«: The advance sale begins today

ilb section »International Children´s and Young Adult Literature«: The advance sale begins today

Keynote speaker Frank Cottrell Boyce (© BAFTA / Jay Brook)

The section International Children's and Young Adult Literature will open with a speech by British author Frank Cottrell Boyce (picture) on Wednesday, 9 September 2015. The programme (in German) is available in PDF format via the following link:


From now on, our ticket office is available for ticket purchases or programme consultation from Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm, via e-mail at or by telephone at 030-278786-66/-70. To simplify the process of ticket booking, each event has been assigned with a four-digit booking code, for instance 1234. Date, time, location, guest or event name do not have to be stated anymore, the booking code will suffice. Furthermore, we need the following information when booking tickets:

1. First name and family name

2. Address

3. E-mail address

4. Mobile phone number

5. Name of the school

6. Class level of the visitors

7. Expected total number of visitors

Your print@home-ticket will be sent to you via e-mail. Payment is done by bank transfer and has to be effected by no later than 4 September 2015. Until that day, you will have the possibility to update the number of visitors or alternatively cancel your booking free of charge. As in past years, attendance of school classes will cost 3€ per participating person, with the exception of workshops and special events which are priced differently.

The programme's events are open to everyone interested but are especially aimed at school classes of all levels. The festival would like to make it possible for everyone to fully and equally participate in the festival's programme. Therefore, all events are explicitly inclusive. Many event locations are designed to be barrier-free. The tickets for persons accompanying visitors with impairments are free of charge. Each event is assigned a non-binding class level recommendation. All events will have a German translation unless stated otherwise. Our guests will sign books after each event, usually directly at the book table.

For content-related preparation of the respective event, those who have purchased tickets will receive the ilb-biography of the author/illustrator, a sample from the book, a review dossier as well as teaching material.

The complete programme with all events - especially the workshops - will be released on 3 July 2015. The printed programme booklet will be published on 3 August 2015.