Hello bookworms and all you lovers of literature out there, it is nearly time once again for the annual Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin. 2010 is the 10th edition of this celebration of the written word, and due to renovation works at the normal location, it will be held at the funky Haus der Kulturen der Welt from the 15th until the 25th September.
As you might have guessed from the name, the literature festival is an international affair, with readings and appearances from writers all around the world. The focus for the 2010 festival is on “Osteuropa” (Eastern Europe), with a number of different authors and speakers from the region.
There is way too much stuff going on to list here, but something that caught my eye and that might be of interest to you English-speaking readers out there is the launch of the second edition of SAND, Berlin’s English language literary journal, which is taking place on the 22nd September at the Collegium Hungaricum. Check out their website for more details of the journal and the event.