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.
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.
The International Literature Festival in Berlin offered a preview of the second volume of the book series Refugees Worldwide. Its authors sign literary reports and essays delving into the refugee situation.
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.
Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and her translator Jennifer Croft have won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction. "Flights," a novel about journeys in time, space and human anatomy, was praised for its wit.
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