international literaturfestival berlin (ilb) has become well established in the Berlin literary scene and we are more than relieved that – despite a global pandemic – ilb will still take place this year. Berlin boasts a literary scene that is unlike any other German – or many European – cities and ilb manages to yet again bring together renowned authors from all over the world to read for you.

What's new this year is (given the current circumstance) ilb offering hybrid events that will take place live and digitally either offering even more people to tune in or artists from abroad to join virtually via livestream. 

Around 150 guests from 50 countries will take part in 20th ilb that consists of the categories Literatures of the World, the 10th Graphic Novel Day, International Children's and Young Adult Literature and offers many more specials. 

The UK or UK-based authors participating this year are Neil Gaiman [UK], Hilary Mantel [UK], Katya Balen [UK], JJ Bola [Congo, UK], Aminatta Forna [Sierra Leone, UK], Paul Mason [UK], Nadifa Mohamed [Somalia, UK], Sally Nichols [UK], Sharon Dodua Otoo [GER, UK], Johny Pitts [UK], Onjali Q. Raúf [UK], Piers Torday [UK], Meena Kandasamy [India, UK], Rory MacLean [Canada, UK].

picture taken into a full audience sat in a cultural hall
Audience © Ali Ghandtschi

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