Talking about sex at the Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin

Tune into our half-hour special on Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin #AboutSex. We talk about robot sex, how to write a good sex scene, coming of age stories, and more with Sophie Wennerscheid, John Danaher, Katy Derbyshire, Florian Duijsens, Eileen Myles, and Saskia Vogel.



For the second year in a row, KCRW Berlin partnered with the  Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin (ILB), a festival in September that brings together authors from around the world for panels, discussions, and book readings.

The writers featured in our half-hour special all took part in the ILB special series, “About: Sex.” We talk about what it means to desire a machine with Sophie Wennerscheid, author of “Sex Machina,” and Irish scholar John Danaher, co-editor of “Robot Sex.” We hear tips from Katy Derbyshire and Florian Duijsens on how to write a good sex scene. We also unpack what a “coming of age story” means with Eileen Myles, a novelist who uses they and their pronouns. And we talk with Saskia Vogel about her debut novel, “Permission.”


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