Sep 15–25, 2010
10th international literature festival berlin 2010
Focus on Eastern Europe
Experience literary diversity in an era of globalization: Arab poets meet American short story writers, South Korean poets their Russian colleagues, South African novelists meet Albanian young talents.
Wed 15.9. 19 h Opening with Juan Goytisolo | 21 h Concert Serhij Zhadan & Sobaky V Kosmosi (Ukraine)
Exciting new discoveries enjoy equal footing with the established greats of world literature. The foreign emerges and the familiar becomes apparent when more than 200 authors participate in 250 events over eleven days, allowing insights into new and traditional developments in contemporary world literature. Prose and poetry, conversations with the authors and political discussions, children’s and youth literature, film adaptations – the ilb is a lively polyglot forum, by and for literary enthusiasts. The focus of this 10th festival, which takes place this year at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, is the culture and politics of Eastern Europe: between cosmopolitanism and nationalism, tristesse and a new lust for life.
The international literature festival berlin is an event of the Peter Weiss Foundation for Art and Politics (registered association) and the Berliner Festspiele in cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. It is under the auspices of the German UNESCO Commission and is made possible by funding from the Capital Cultural Fund.