14th International Literature Festival ‘ Berlin

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From 10 to 21 September 2014 in Berlin will be held the 14th International Literature Festival also known as “ilb”.

This Festival is an annual event based in Berlin and takes place in early autumn with purpose to present contemporary developments in prose and poetry from all around the world. The “ilb” Festival is an event of the “Internationale Peter-Weiss-Gesellschaft” and Berliner Festspiele under the patronage of the German U.N.E.S.C.O. committee.

The festival programme has an annually varying theme or focus and several subsections such as “Literatures of the World”, Children’s, Young and Adult Literature. Characterized in 180 events over 11 days, 150 authors provide glimpses into new and traditional streams in world literature through prose, poetry, conversations with authors and political discussions, children’s and youth literature and film adaptations of literature.

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All authors read their texts in the original version and then an actor will read the German translation of the text. Presenters and translators are on hand to allow a discussion between the author and the audience.

During the International Literature Festival it is possible to live  experience literary  diversity in the age of globalisation: Arabic poets meet American short story writers, South Korean poets encounter their Russian colleagues, South African novelists rub shoulders with a new generation of Albanian writers.

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Therefore, the ilb is a vital, polyglot forum, staged by and for literary enthusiasts.

For more information: http://www.literaturfestival.com/

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