international literature festival berlin (ilb) 2015
Prose, poetry, conversations with authors and political discussions, children's and youth literature, film adaptations of literature – the ilb is a vital, polyglot forum, staged by and for literary enthusiasts. Here is an overview of the British authors participating in this year's Children and Young Adult programme.
Frank Cottrell Boyce, 9 and 10 September, Opening Speech and Readings
Frank Cottrell Boyce was born in 1959 in Merseyside, England. He has written screenplays for 25 films (including for directors Michael Winterbottom and Danny Boyle), television series and for the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. He has also published nine novels which have been translated into more than 18 languages, and was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 2004.
Frank Cottrell Boyce will hold the keynote speech of the International Children’s and Young Adult Literature section at ilb. It is his first appearance in Berlin.
- 9 September, 9:30 am: Opening speech, discussion and reading from "THE UNFORGOTTEN COAT", International premiere, (tickets from 3 – 8 Euros), for school classes Year 5-7
- 10 September, 11:30 am : "THE ASTOUNDING BROCCOLI BOY" - Discussion, reading and Q&A (tickets from 3 – 8 Euros), for school classes Year 4-6
- 10 September, 6:00 pm: Discussion "The art of Frank Cottrell Boyce" - Garden stage, with Salah Naoura, free entry, for school classes Year 9-13
David Almond, 9 and 10 September, Master Class and Reading
David Almond was born 1951 in Gateshead, England and has published 15 novels including SKELLIG (1998) and THE FIRE-EATERS (2003), as well as short stories and plays. His literary work has been translated into 24 languages and he was awarded with the Carnegie Medal in 1998 as well as the Hans-Christian-Andersen-Preis in 2010.
David Almond will deliver the "Master Class Novel" that provides insights into his work and shares tips about the art of writing.
- 9 September, 9:00 am: Master Class Novel – Garden stage, lecture, discussion and Q&A with David Almond, in English (tickets from 3 – 8 Euros), for school classes Year 10-13
- 9 September, 11:30 am: "THE BOY WHO SWAM WITH PIRANHAS", Garden stage, discussion, reading and Q&A with David Almond, in English (tickets from 3 – 8 Euros), for school classes Year 4-6
- 10 September, 12:00 noon: "A SONG FOR ELLA GREY" - Main stage, discussion, reading and Q&A with David Almond (tickets from 3 – 8 Euros), for school classes Year 10-13
Roald Dahl Retrospective, 15 September
Roald Dahl was born in 1916 in Llandaff close to Cardiff, Wales. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and worked as author in England and the United States. Dahl wrote nine short story collections, film and TV scripts as well as 19 books for children, including CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1964), JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (1961) and MATILDA (1988). His works are known for their unexpected endings and his children's books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour. Dahl died in 1990 in Oxford.
15 September, 11:30 am: Lecture, reading and Q&A about Roald Dahl and his work DANNY, CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, (tickets from 3 – 8 Euros), for school classes Year 3- 5