KCRW Berlin Presents: 19th International Literature Festival explores climate change, artificial intelligence, and sex

The International Literature Festival Berlin opens on Wednesday and runs until September 21. We caught up with the festival's head of program, Simone Schröder, to find out more about what to expect.

Photo of Petina Gappah, (c) Cavazza



The 19th International Literature Festival Berlin opens on Wednesday, September 11 with a keynote speech from Zimbabwean author Petina Gappah. The festival, which runs through September 21, will feature readings and panels on topics ranging from artificial intelligence to sex.

Due to renovations taking place at the usual venue, Berliner Festspiele, this years events take part at a variety of venues across the city including the James-Simon-Galerie, the silent green Kulturquartier and HAU 1 and 2 – Hebbel am Ufer. We found out more from Simone Schröder, head of program for the festival.

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