Novelist Donna Leon has captured the imagination of readers across the globe with her Venice crime novels. She's one of many distinguished guests at the festival. Other guests at the annual event include Wolf Biermann and Arundhati Roy.
Berlin's first literature festival with and by African writers, "Writing in Migration" explores these authors' trans-cultural experiences. Ahead of the event, DW spoke to three authors taking part in its program.
Described as the "conscience of India" in Time's 2014 list of 100 most influential people, author Arundhati Roy has a voice that counts. Speaking in Berlin, she introduced her long-awaited second work of fiction.
Was he a literary genius or simply Stalin's stooge? Public opinion on Russian author Maxim Gorky continues to be divided, even on what would have been his 150th birthday.
New government, new foreign cultural policies? Johannes Ebert, Secretary-General of Germany's Goethe-Institut, speaks about the culture institute's plans for cross-cultural dialogue.
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