KCRW Berlin Presents: Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin

Every September the Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin serves as a platform to present contemporary developments in prose, poetry, non-fiction, graphic novels, and children’s and young adult literature from all around the world.

Photo © Ali Ghandtschi

September 5 – 15, 2018

Haus der Berliner Festspiele and various locations

 

Every September the Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin serves as a platform to present contemporary developments in prose, poetry, non-fiction, graphic novels, and children’s and young adult literature from all around the world.

This year’s festival presented a program of readings, discussion panels, encounters, and workshops over eleven days, and was hosted mainly by the Haus der Berliner Festspiele .

On Saturday, Sept. 8, we sat down with several authors taking part in the event. Listen below to our half-hour special, featuring interviews with Eliot Weinberger, Bruce Pascoe, Charmaine Craig, Gabriela Adamesteanu, Karen Connelly, Melba Escobar, Masande Ntshanga and Mukoma Wa Ngugi.

Listen to our interview with Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin’s Head of Program, Simone Schröder 

Listen to our full interview with American author and essayist Eliot Weinberger

(Beneath the main feature you can access short clips of our interviews with the individual authors.)

View galleries from our International Literature Festival Instagram Takeover

 

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#KCRWBerlinPresents: In recognition of Graphic Novel Day at @ILB_ today we’ll be spotlighting and showcasing the work of authors appearing at the event. ⠀⠀ @Katia_Fouquet is an artist living in Berlin. She publishes short Comics, Illustrations and likes to work for exhibitions. Her recent story “Experten“ can be seen in the new @Strapazin Magazine.⠀ ⠀ Pictures of her expo “Women with weapons” can be found under the #womenwithweapons #bdaix #katiafouquet. Her Graphic Novel “Jonas oder der Künstler bei der Arbeit“ ,Edition Büchergilde, after a short story of Albert Camus, tells the story of a struggling artist. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #GraphicNovel #ILB2018 #KCRWBerlin #Berlin #Berlinstagram #Berlinartist #GraphicArtist #AlbertCamus #Camus #WomenWithWeapons #Experten #Strapazin #Jonas

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#KCRWBerlinPresents: In recognition of Graphic Novel Day at @ILB_ today we’ll be spotlighting and showcasing the work of authors appearing at the event. ⠀ Leopold Maurer was born in Vienna in 1969. He has worked as a freelance artist since 1998, specialising in animation, cartoon, comics and illustration. ⠀ ⠀ His most recent graphic novel, Der Sturm (2016) is based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. His version, in German, was taken from the Vera Sturm and Claus Peymann edited translation of August Wilhelm Schlegel. His graphic novel’s adaptation of the story into the world of modern multimedia helped to make the content accessible to younger generations. Swipe for a gallery featuring more of his work. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #GraphicNovel #ComicArtist #Cartoon #Art #Artist #BerlinLiteratureFestival #ILB2018 #LeopoldMaurer #TheTempest #DerSturm #Shakespeare #GraphicNovelDay #Berlin #Berlinstagram

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