The Catalans Irene Solà and Josep Antoni Tàssies are two of the names taking part in the 22nd international literature festival berlin (internationale literaturfestival berlin - ILB), which is taking place from September 7th to 17th in the German capital.
Irene Solà will lead a conversation about Canto jo i la muntanya balla on September 14th, with Merle Ostendorp and Marie Löcker. The young and multi-awarded Catalan author will also lead a poetry reading on September 15th, in an event that will gather the Swedish-language writers Finn Monika Fagerholm and Luka Holmegaard.
Josep Antoni Tàssies, also known artistically as Tàssies, will lead various performative workshops on September 14th, with the participation of children and young adults (Noms robats, El nen perdut).
All these events take place within the activities prior to the participation of both authors in the Frankfurt Book Fair’s official programme, in which the Spanish State is guest country.
International Literature Festival Berlin
The international literature festival berlin (ibl) ranks as one of the world’s most important literary events. Its broad stylistic and thematic spectrum encompasses prose, poetry, non-fiction, graphic novels, as well as children’s and young adult literature.
The programme ranges from roundtable discussions with Nobel Prize winners, to events aimed at promoting reading and the teaching of literature. Contemporary political issues and scientific discourse are discussed, as are trends in the literary scene with all its forms, temperaments, and styles.
The aim of the ilb is to address as broad an audience as possible and to involve them in a variety of ways. In short, the festival offers individuals in Berlin an extraordinary opportunity to gain a broad and diverse insight into the world of literature.