The internationales literaturfestival berlin (ilb) 2023 is a vibrant celebration of global literary voices. Against the backdrop of Berlin's rich cultural tapestry, the festival serves as a crossroads for literary exploration and exchange. Against the vibrant backdrop of Berlin, the festival offers diverse voices, genres, and perspectives. Renowned authors, poets, and thinkers gather to engage in thought-provoking discussions, readings, and performances that transcend cultural boundaries. In a world more interconnected than ever, the festival stands as a testament to the enduring power of literature to inspire, challenge, and connect us all.
The UK authors attending ilb this year are Katya Balen, Katharine Halls, Mark Isaacs, Sabaa Tahir, Sunjeev Sahota, Adam Thirlwell, Manjeet Kaur, Siamak Herawi, Katja Hoyer, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, Thomas Weber, Manjeet Mann, and Elle McNicoll.
We have conducted interviews with some of the participating UK authors. Find out about their (sometimes odd) writing habits, their relationship to the city of Berlin, and how they deal with an overflow of creativity.