Independent Bookshop Week 2018

Im Vereinigten Königreich drehte sich vom 16. bis zum 23. Juni 2018 alles um den unabhängigen Buchhandel (ok, ein bisschen Brexit und Fußball war sicherlich auch dabei…): gefeiert wurde die Independent Bookshop Week! Und hier auch gleich schon eine Aktualisierung: Während ich bei der ersten Version dieses Textes noch nicht […] Read more

Catching up on African literature: WiM in Berlin

WiM stands for “Writing in Migration”, the first African literature festival in Germany. It took place last week at the Babylon in Berlin. It was organised by the literary agency InterKontinental and curated by Olumide Popoola. Sandra van Lente attended two of the events and wrote a short report for […] Read more

Kann man eine Lüge dichten? Thekla Dannenbergs Bericht von der Leipziger Buchmesse

Kann man eine Lüge dichten? Thekla Dannenberg fasst ihre Eindrücke von der Leipziger Buchmesse zusammen, die von der Debatte um rechte Verlage, aber auch von Copyright-Fragen und den Überlebenschancen kleiner Verlage bestimmt war.  Wie schon in Frankfurt war auch die Buchmesse in Leipzig von der Debatte um rechte Verlage geprägt. […] Read more

Writing in Migration – Berlin’s First African Literary Festival

With this short post Sandra van Lente would like to draw your attention to the literary agency InterKontinental and the festival its founders organise this April: “Writing in Migration”. Let me start with “Writing in Migration”. The festival celebrates African literature and takes place 26-28 April at the Babylon in […] Read more

British Council Literature Seminar in Berlin 2018 Writing Gender: Sexuality, Feminism and Masculinity 25 – 27 January

Same chair, same location, same organisers. Still – hot! Jessica Fischer enjoys the readings and discussions with authors from the UK at the British Council Literature Seminar and feels fortified by the liberating energy that this event generated in all its diversity. The British Council invited writers and readers, professionals […] Read more

Dead Ladies – Very Much Alive!

You can complain about the sad fact that women and their achievements are underrepresented in mainstream media as well as school and university curricula and public events – or you can do something about it and initiate change. A team of three committed Berliners chose the latter and created “The […] Read more

Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

This November, the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation was awarded for the first time. Katy Derbyshire attended the ceremony and wrote this piece for the Literary Field Kaleidoscope. It was a long time coming. Translators in particular started noticing the gender imbalance in published translations, awards listings and review […] Read more