Lavinia Frey presents the ilb program | EUROtoday

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The vary of occasions, which was beforehand overflowing and just lately unfold throughout completely different areas, has turn out to be slimmer and is as soon as once more focused on the standard pageant headquarters, the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Changing visitor curators will assist form this system sooner or later, beginning with the creator Helon Habila, who comes from Nigeria and lives within the USA and who additionally formulated this 12 months's motto: “Strange new world”. A conceptual umbrella underneath which many issues match – what’s putting is the focus on the crises and conflicts of the current and an consideration to making sure that the angle of the worldwide north doesn’t dominate.

There are readings, ebook premieres, panel discussions; probably the most well-known visitors embody the grande dame of autofiction Rachel Cusk, the Booker Prize winners Ben Okri and Paul Lynch and the cultural scientist Aleida Assmann. The ilb takes place from September 5 to 14.