"It reflects on personal, political and utopian dreams and the mysterious reality of life itself," adds the ilb, noting that the author, who writes in Portuguese, will be on September 12 in the "silent green Kulturquartier" space. inserted in the section "Literatures of the World".
The opening speech of the festival, on September 11, will be in charge of Petina Gappah, from Zimbabwe. The writer and lawyer recently published "Out of Darkness, Shining Light," a nineteenth-century novel that tells the story of how the body of Scottish investigator David Livingstone is transported by his companions from the interior of Africa to the east coast.
Also from the program of the first day is the Austrian writer Raoul Schrott, who will present the latest work "Eine Geschichte des Windes" ("A history of the wind").
The last edition of the ilb featured the Portuguese illustrator and writer Fracisco Sousa Lobo, who participated in a panel about Graphic Novel. Among the guests of previous years were Isabel Allende, David Grossman, Robert Menasse, Yasmnina Reza and Mário Vargas Llosa, among others.
The initiatives of the Berlin International Literature Festival this year focus on the Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1 + 2) and the newly opened James-Simon-Galerie, as the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, which regularly hosts the event , is under construction.
During eleven days, the ilb is divided into several sections: Literatures of the World, Reflections, International Literature, Children and Youth, Memory, Sciences and the Humanities, Specials and History.