internationales literatur festival berlin (ilb) is returning to Berlin. From 8-18 September 2021, around 160 authors from all continents will enrich Berlin's cultural life with current new literary publications, political topics, and academic discourse, live in festival centre silent green Kulturquartier, in the Philharmonie, in other venues and digitally.
For more than a year the world has been gripped by a pandemic. Literature has the potential to offer remedy in difficult times. ilb has become an entity in Berlin's literary scene celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2021.
This year's participating UK or UK-based authors are: Steven Appleby [UK], Priya Basil [UK], Sim Chi Yin [Singapore, China, UK], Niall Ferguson [USA, UK], Roger Garside [UK], Thomas Harding [UK], George Magnus [UK], Nesrine Malik [Sudan, UK], Kiran Millwood Hargrave [UK], David Mitchell [UK], Nadifa Mohamed [Somalia, UK], Peter Neumann [Germany, UK], Irenosen Okojie [Nigeria, UK], Sharon Dodua Otoo [UK, Germany], Ruth Padel [UK], Evie Wyld [UK], Samuel Shimon [Iraq, UK].