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Program for 25.09.2018

Wolf Biermann´ songs released in Russian for ILO 4!

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The program of 4th international literature festival odessa

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we are pleased to announce the preliminary program of the 4th international literature festival odessa!

25 09 – 30 09 2018

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24 SEPTEMBER │ MONDAY

PRESS Centre »ODESIT«

11.00 PRESS CONFERENCE

[IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR CULTURE AND TOURISM OF THE ODESSA CITY COUNCIL]

25 SEPTEMBER │ THURSDAY

POTEMKIN STAIRS [in case of bad weather: Terminal 42]

16 30- 18 00

SERHIY ZHADAN UKRAINE│»THE WORLD IS A HANDKERCHIEF« POEMS BY PEDRO LENZ

The poet Serhiy Zhadan, who has received many accolades for his work, has been a major figure of Kharkiv’s dynamic literary scene since 1992. He is also a literary translator and will read his translation of poems by the Swiss poet Pedro Lenz who writes mostly in dialect. They were published in Ukraine under the title »Moi drug mashinist krana« [tr: My Friend Drives a Crane].

[Ukrainian/Swiss-German]

POTEMKIN STAIRS [in case of bad weather: Terminal 42]

18 00 – 20 00

WOLF AND PAMELA BIERMANN GERMANY│Concert

The poet and songwriter Wolf Biermann, who was exiled from the GDR as a dissident in 1976 and later participated in the peace and anti-nuclear movement in West Germany, has often performed in protest of contempt shown to fundamental democratic values. He and Pamela Biermann will present familiar songs spanning 50 years of German history. »Wolf Biermann has contributed a piece of the German identity« [Helmut Schmidt].

[German]

POTEMKIN STAIRS [in case of bad weather: Terminal 42]

20 00 – 23 00

ZHADAN I SOBAKI UKRAINE│»MALVI«

Steeped in history, the steps to the Black Sea, made famous by Eisenstein’s film »Battleship Potemkin«, is where the concert by the punk band Zhadan i Sobaki, which was founded in 2007, will take place. The band which is one of the most well-known in Ukraine, addresses subjects such as suburban identity, politics, liberalism, national issues and global topics.

Drums — Vitaliy Bronishevs’kyy

Bass — Andriy Pyvovarov

Guitar — Yevheniy Turchynov

Keyboards — Serhiy Kulayenko

Trumpet — Artem Dmytrychenkov

Trombone — Oleksandr Merenchuk

Vocal Lead — Serhiy Zhadan

Sound producer — Stanislav Bronishevs’kyy

[Ukrainian]

26 SEPTEMBER │ WEDNESDAY

ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATRE

09 00 – 10 30

MEG ROSOFF UK/US│»How I Live Now«

In her bestseller »How I Live Now« [2004], Meg Rosoff tells the story of first love and offers a menacing and hazy image of a world turned upside-down. The novel made Rosoff famous overnight and has been awarded myriad prizes.

Moderator: MAYA DIMERLY

Ages: 14-16

Speaker: NINEL NATOCHA

[English/Ukrainian]

ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATRE

12 00 – 13 30

YURIY BEDRYK UKRAINE│»Dreamcatchers«

In his books, Yuriy Bedryk combines poetic imagery with a child’s lively, creative thinking. He will read poems from »Snjus-njus-njus« [tr: »I dream, I dream«] and »Tjotja Begemotja« [tr: »Aunt Hippopotamus«] as well as poems and tonguetwisters from the as yet unpublished manuscript »Sinozawrikam i diplodozjam« [»tr: Dreamcatchers«].

Moderator: HALYNA DOLNYK

Ages: 6 – 9

[Ukrainian]

TERMINAL 42

16 00 – 17 00

SAMUEL SHIMON IRAK/UK│ »BAGHDAD NOIR«

Samuel Shimon will read from the anthology »Baghdad Noir«, a collection of 14 texts that are each dedicated to a certain district or place in the Iraqi capital. The anthology is a portrait of one of the world’s most war-torn cities; most of the stories are set after the US’ invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Moderator: JURKO PROHASKO

Speaker: DIANA MALA

[English/Ukrainian]

TERMINAL 42

17 00 – 18 30

WITOLD SZABLOWSKI POLAND│»Righteous Traitors«

Witold Szabłowski will read from his book »Sprawiedliwi zdrajcy« [2016; tr: Righteous Traitors], which has been translated into Ukrainian. The book examines the1943 Volhynia massacre, in which Ukrainians murdered over 100,000 Polish civilians in Nazi German-occupied Poland. Szabłowski found the last eyewitnesses in today’s Ukraine and asked which Ukrainians helped their Polish neighbours escape.

SERHIJ OSOKA UKRAINE│»Skinny-Dipping in August«

In his volume of short prose »Nichni kupannja v serpni« [tr: »Skinny-Dipping in August«], Serhiy Osoka will explore existential experiences such as hunger, ageing, illness, weakness, hopelessness and alienation. He presents an excerpt here, which discusses Odessa’s eye clinic.

Moderator: JURKO PROHASKO

Speaker: MAKSYM LINNYK

[English/Ukrainian]

TERMINAL 42

18 30 – 19 30

Speak, Memory! I:

JURKO PROHASKO UKRAINE │JOSEPH ROTH: »HOTEL SAVOY«

The Austro-Hungarian writer and journalist Joseph Roth [1894 – 1939] will be remembered by the literary scholar, author, and translator Jurko Prohasko, who translated Roth’s novel about the end of an era »Hotel Savoy« [1924], »Hiob« [1930, tr.: Job] and »Das falsche Gewicht« [1937, tr.: Weights and Measures] into Ukrainian.

[Ukrainian/English]

HOUSE OF SCIENTISTS

20 00 FESTIVAL OPENING

OPENING SPEECH: OKSANA ZABUZHKO

[English/German/Ukrainian]

27 SEPTEMBER │ THURSDAY

ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATRE

09 00 – 10 30

BETTE WESTERA THE NETHERLANDS│»DEAD SIMPLE«

Bette Westera’s poetry collection »Doodgewoon« [2014; tr: »Dead Simple«] is aimed at children aged 8-10 and openly addresses the topic of death and all the emotions that go along with it. Even if grief and resignation are clearly labeled as such, thanks to the author’s humor, this is not a grim, but rather a comforting book that presents death as a constant and unavoidable part of life.

Moderator: MAYA DIMERLY

Ages: 8–10

Speaker: NINEL NATOCHA

[English/Ukrainian]

ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATRE

10 30 – 12 00

ANUSHKA RAVISHANKAR INDIA│»MOIN AND THE MONSTER«

One evening, Moin discovers a monster under his bed. From then on, the boy must live with him, which is not so easy – the monster eats only bananas, sings curious songs, and is constantly trying out new hairstyles. So Moin decides to send the monster back to where it came from. Writing with a unique sense of children’s humour, Ravishankar »captivates with dialogue and wit« [»NZZ«].

Moderator: MAYA DIMERLY

Ages: 6–9

Speaker: VADIM GOLOVKO

[English/Ukrainian]

ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATRE

12 00 – 13 30

OLEKSANDR DERMANSKIY UKRAINE│»MALYAKA-THE PRINCESS OF DRAKONIA«

The well-known children’s writer Sashko Dermanskiy, whose books have been recommended for classrooms numerous times by the Ukrainian ministry for education, will read from »Malyaka – prynzessa Drakonii«: In dragon school, Drago and Pipchik learn how to recognize a princess – and how to devour her! They set off on a search for Princess Malyaka. But how will they recognize her if they have never seen her before?

Moderator: DANYLO ILNYTSJKYI

Ages: 8–9

[Ukrainian]

LITERATURE MUSEUM ⸰ GOLDEN HALL

15 00 – 16 30

VOLODYMYR KADENKOUKRAINE │»School Attendant«

The Isaac Babel Prize was founded in Odessa last year to reward exceptional works of contemporary Russian-language literature from Ukraine, Russia and other countries. The prize was founded by the World-Wide Club of Odessites. The writer Valeriy Khait, a co-founder of the prize and jury member, will talk about the goals, results and resonance of the Isaac Babel Prize. This year’s winner, Volodymyr Kadenko, will read from his story »Dezhurny po shkole« [tr.: »School Attendant«].

Moderator: VALERIY KHAIT

[English/Russian]

LITERATURE MUSEUM ⸰ GOLDEN HALL

16 30 – 18 00

OKSANA ZABUZHKO UKRAINE │»After the third call the entrance to the hall is prohibited«

At her reading, Oksana Zabuzhko will present a text from her story collection »After the third call the entrance to the hall is prohibited«. This volume combines early stories along with later masterpieces, which have since been translated into many languages, and laid the foundation for feminist autobiographical prose in Ukraine.

FILIP FLORIAN ROMANIA│»ALL THE OWLS«

In his most recent novel »Toate bufniţele« [2013; tr: All the Owls], Filip Florian tells the story of two unequal friends who explore the wild and mythical landscape of the Carpathian Mountainss and learn the language of the owls. Flashbacks to 20th-century Romania show up in the biographies of the two protagonists and mirror the sensitive experiences of childhood in a politically-repressed country.

Moderator: JURKO PROHASKO

Speaker: DIANA MALA

[English/Ukrainian]

LITERATURE MUSEUM ⸰ GOLDEN HALL

18 00 – 20 00

WOLF BIERMANN GERMANY│»DON’T WAIT FOR BETTER TIMES!«

Seldom have personal fate and German history been so tightly woven together as in the life of songwriter and poet Wolf Biermann who, as Helmut Schmidt said, »has contributed a piece of German identity«. In his autobiography, »Warte nicht auf bessre Zeiten!« [tr. Don’t Wait for Better Times!], Biermann describes his life between East and West Germany as well as that of his Communist Jewish father, who was murdered at Auschwitz, and his mother, who rescued him from the inferno of bombed and burning Hamburg.

Moderator: JURKO PROHASKO

Speaker: NINEL NATOCHA

[German/Ukrainian]

TERMINAL 42

19 00 – 20 30

ROLF HOSFELD GERMANY│Karl Marx and the 19th Century

One of the preeminent Germans of the 19th century, Karl Marx had a decisive impact on the world’s modern way of thinking. Rolf Hosfeld will offer an insight into the philosopher’s world of thought, addressing his speculative misconceptions as well as his still-challenging discoveries and describing his eventful life. He will present his award-winning book »Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography« [New York Oxford,2013].

Moderator: DANYLO ILNYTSKYI

[English/Ukrainian]

LITERATURE MUSEUM ⸰ GOLDEN HALL

20 00 – 21 30

POETRY NIGHT I: VERA PAVLOVA RUSSIA/USA GERHARD FALKNER GERMANY SAMUEL SHIMON IRAQ/UK

Vera Pavlova’s poetic texts, which have been translated into 20 languages, turn traditional idioms upside down and showcase the sounds of the words in new expressions.

Gerhard Falkner is known for his old-fashioned poems, his ways of overwriting, his mixing of different registers, and the distortion of sounds. He will read from the cooperative publication »Ignatien – Elegien am Rande des Nervenzusammenbruchs« [Ignatias – Elegies on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown].

After settling in Paris in 1985, Samuel Shimon and his publishing house Gilgamesh Editions released a series of volumes of Arab poetry and prose, including his own collection of poems »Old Boy« [1987], and »The Assyrian Boy« [2018] from which he will present selected texts.

Moderator: JURKO PROHASKO

Speaker: DIANA MALA

[English/Ukrainian]

28 SEPTEMBER │ FRIDAY

ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATRE

08 00 – 08 50

Larysa Kozlovska, a public figure since 2016, is a winner of numerous prizes and a founder of Zoriana Khvylia, a television contest for children performers and storytellers. The contest has become one of the most famous performance and storytelling contests in Ukraine. Children from different ethnic groups perform and recite works by Ukrainian and foreign authors in a range of languages, displaying the multicultural society of Odessa and the surrounding region.

Moderator: SVITLANA LUKINA | Ages: 6-15

Performers: Winners and laureates of Zoriana Khvylia (tr. Television Contest for Children Performers and Storytellers).

Languages: English/Ukrainian/Russian

 

ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATRE

09 00 – 10 30

VOLODYMYR RUTKIVSKYİ UKRAINE│»GUESTS ON BROOMS«

The children’s writer and poet Volodymyr Rutkivskyi, whose popular adventure trilogy »Džuri« was adapted for film in 2016, will present his fairy tale »Gäste auf Besen« [tr. Guests on Brooms], which was nominated for the 2017 Andersen Prize in Ukraine: With the help of her cat, an old witch is tasked with kidnapping a little girl from her home village and forcing her to be her apprentice. But she goes a little too far…

Moderator: DANYLO ILNYTSKYI

Ages: 9 – 11

[Ukrainian]

ODESSA REGIONAL PUPPET THEATRE

10 30 – 12 00

OLEKSANDR HAVROSH UKRAINE│ »FAIRY TALES IN LOVE«

Oleksandr Havrosh will explorethe genre of the fairy tale, which has existed since ancient times, and not only as a form of written art, but also as an oral tradition. He will read from his work »Fairy Tales in Love«.

Moderator: HALYNA DOLNYK

Ages: 8 – 12

[Ukrainian]

LITERATURE MUSEUM ⸰ GOLDEN HALL

17 00 – 18 30

ROLF HOSFELD GERMANY │The Armenian Genocide. A European Catastrophe

In »Tod in der Wüste: Der Völkermord an den Armeniern« [München, 2015; tr: Death in the Desert: The Genocide of the Armenians], Hosfeld explores the first genocide of the 20th century, which began in the spring of 1915. Today, the journalist, filmmaker, and editor is the scientific director of the Lepsiushaus in Potsdam, an institute for genocide research.

Moderator:  DANYLO INNYTSKYI

[English/Russian]

Terminal 42

17 00 – 18 30

VIKTOR EROFEYEV RUSSIA│ »THE GAP«

In his most recent book »Shel« [tr: The Gap] the Nabokov Prize-winner Viktor Erofeyev asks questions of existence, analysing the limits of belief and knowledge, death and immortality, reason and madness, and love and cynicism, offering a new perspective on Chekhov, the Marquis de Sade, Rimbaud, as well as other European writers.

GYÖRGY DALOS HUNGARY/ GERMANY│»My Grandmother’s Skirt«

The historian and prize-winning writer György Dalos reflects on »Anecdotes from the 1950s« and reads from his story collection »Der Rock meiner Großmutter« [1997; tr: My Grandmother’s Skirt] in which he attempts to reconstruct his family’s fragmented and conflicting legends, and in which his individual experiences and feelings are closely intertwined with political matters.

Moderator: OSTAP SLYVYNSKY

Speaker: DIANA MALA

[German/Russian]

LITERATURE MUSEUM ⸰ GOLDEN HALL

18 30 – 20 00

ANNE THOMAS GERMANY │Bringing back names with STOLPERSTEINE

Since 1992, Gunter Demnig’s »Stolpersteine« have commemorated the people who were persecuted, forced into exile, driven to suicide and murdered by the National Socialists. There are already a few of these moving, quadratic brass-plated cement blocks in Ukraine – in Pereiaslav, Rivne and Chernivtsi.

Moderator: DANYLO INNYTSKYI

[English/Ukrainian]

TERMINAL 42

18 30 – 20 00

Speak, Memory! II:

STEFAN ZWEIFEL SWITZERLAND│Sade – Rousseau – Proust: Sadomasochism as a Principle of translation

Stefan Zweifel, who had already translated numerous classics of French literature, rose to prominence with his translation of the Marquis de Sade’s major works »Justine« and »Juliette«. Using the works of Sade, Rousseau and Proust as examples, he will discuss sadomasochism as one of the principles of translation.

Moderator: OSTAP SLYVYNSKY

[German/Russian]

LITERATURE MUSEUM ⸰ GOLDEN HALL

20 00 – 21 30

SASCHA MARIANNA SALZMANN GERMANY│»Beside Myself«

Salzmann’s debut novel »Außer sich« [tr: Beside Myself], which was nominated for the 2017 German Book Prize, tells the story of one family over four generations, moving between the Soviet Union, post-reunification Germany and modern Turkey and exploring the boundaries of the self, of language and the world. Salzmann will read from a chapter set in Odessa.

Moderator: JULIA POMOHAIBO

Speaker: DIANA MALA

[German/Russian]

Terminal 42

20 00 – 21 30

POETRY NIGHT II: CHRISTIAN UETZ SWITZERLAND OKSANA ZABUZHKO UKRAINE BORIS KHERSONSKY UKRAINE

In his poetry collection »Engel der Illusion« [2018; tr: Angel of Illusion] Christian Uetz again proves himself to be a master of dynamic, vivid language, linking philosophy with eroticism. Playful and commanding, the poems circle important themes about the existence of the other in oneself, about presence and absence and negativity and transcendence.

Oksana Zabuzhko, who is primarily known for her essays and novels, is one of the most important female writers in Ukraine today. She will present her poetic work » Diptych From the Year 2008«.

Boris Khersonsky, who recently received considerable attention for his »open diary« on the Ukraine crisis, will present his new poems.

Moderator: Vasyl Lozynksi

Speaker: VADIM GOLOVKO

[German/Russian]

29 SEPTEMBER │ SATURDAY

Terminal 42

13 30 – 15 00

EVGENIY GOLUBOVSKY UKRAINE

BOOK PRESENTATION: »Don’t Judge the Black Sheep«

[IN COOPERATION WITH THE WORLD-WIDE CLUB OF ODESSITES]

The Ukrainian journalist and cultural scholar Evgeny Golubovsky has written numerous texts about the history and culture of the city of Odessa. He is also the director of the literature studio »Zeljonaja lampa« [tr: Green Lamp] and will present the book »Ne sudite chornykh ovec« [tr: Don’t Judge the Black Sheep], a collection of texts by 12 of its authors.

[Russian/English]

Terminal 42

15 00 – 16 30

INTERNATIONAL TRANSLATION DAY

On the occasion of the feast of St. Jerome, which is dedicated to the work of literary translators, Stefan Zweifel will offer an introduction to modern literary translation. Boris Khersonsky will read his new translations of Zviad Ratiani’s poems. Maya Dimerly will present translations of »Ten Nights of Dreams« by the famous Japanese poet Natsume Sōseki [1867 – 1916].

Moderation: ANNA KOSTENKO

[German/Russian]

Terminal 42

16 30 – 18 00

MARENTE DE MOOR THE NETHERLANDS│»Foon«

In Marente de Moor’s most recent novel »Foon« [2018], a couple of once enthusiastic biologists, who live in a remote house in the Russian forest and run a home for orphaned bear cubs, puzzle over a dark sound from nature. Removed from civilisation, they gradually learn how to identify with their dependants and the animal kingdom to which they belong, as well as with history.

MELINDA NADJ ABONJI SWITZERLAND│»Tortoise Soldier«

»Schildkrötensoldat« [2017; tr: Tortoise Soldier] is set in 1990s Serbia and tells the story of a dreamy young man who grows up in poverty and is sent to the army by his helpless parents. His experiences are an ordeal. With poetic and vivid language, Abonji shows a restrictive system that crushes and destroys those who do not conform.

Moderator: OSTAP SLYVINSKY

Speaker: NINEL NATOCHA

[German/Russian]

LITERATURE MUSEUM ⸰ GOLDEN HALL

17 00 – 18 30

FELICITAS HOPPE GERMANY

»PRAVDA: An American Journey«

In her most recent novel »Prawda. Eine amerikanische Reise« [2018; tr: Pravda: An American Journey], Felicitas Hoppe takes a fantasy-filled and symbolic journey through literary America, on the trail of the cult Russian writers Ilf and Petrov, from Boston to San Francisco, on to Los Angeles and back to New York.

LIUBKO DERESH UKRAINE│»Slowly Towards North«

Liubko Deresh has written a series of novels and numerous stories and, along with Yurii Andrukhovych and Serhiy Zhadan, is one of the most prominent representatives of post-Soviet Ukrainian literature. He will read from the long story Povilno na pivnich [tr: Slowly Towards North], which is a sequel to his debut novella Pokloninie jaschtscherice [tr: Worshipping the Lizard]. The author tries to understand Galicia at the time of transition from the Soviet era to an independent Ukraine, »Galicia-for-oneself«, fragmented and devoid of the myth of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Moderator: DANYLO ILNITSKYI

Speaker: DIANA MALA

[German/Ukrainian]

TERMINAL 42

18 00 – 19 30

DISCUSSION: Culture of Remembrance

Conversation with Anne Thomas, international coordinator of the »Stolpersteine« project and Volodymyr Viatrovych, director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance.

Moderator: GYÖRGY DALOS

[German/Ukrainian]

LITERATURE MUSEUM ⸰ GOLDEN HALL

18 30 – 20 00

JÜRG HALTER SWITZERLAND│»Waking Up in the 21st Century«

Jürg Halter’s debut novel »Erwachen im 21. Jahrhundert« [2018; tr: Waking Up in the 21st Century] is a parable of a writer who doubts both himself and the world, and who is beset by the uncomfortable questions of our time. The book is about humanity in modern times, »the most successful failed project of all time.«

MARJANA GAPONENKO UKRAINE/ GERMANY│»Who is Martha?«

»Wer ist Martha?« [tr.: Who is Martha?] is about an old ornithologist from Ukrainian Galicia who checks into a chic Vienna hotel before his anticipated death. He gets to know another old man who is also in poor health. Together, they experience some adventures. The »highly poetic picaresque novel« [Nürnberger Nachrichten] was awarded the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize.

Moderator: JULIA POMOHAIBO

Speaker: MAKSYM LINNYK

[German/Russian]

TERMINAL 42

19 30 – 21 00

Speak, Memory! III: BORIS KHERSONSKY UKRAINE│SIMON FRUG

Simon Frug [1859 – 1916] was once the idol of Jewish youth, whom he entertained with ballads, satires and ghetto and Zionist songs in Russian, Yiddishand Hebrew. The psychologist and writer Boris Khersonsky will introduce and remember the poet of the shtetl.

[Russian/English]

LITERATURE MUSEUM ⸰ GOLDEN HALL

20 00 – 21 30

ALOIS HOTSCHNIG AUSTRIA│»MAYBE THIS TIME«

In the stories of his collection »Die Kinder beruhigte das nicht« [2006; Eng. »Maybe This Time«, 2011] Alois Hotschnig plays with perception in subtle ways. The power of these stories, which have a long-lasting impact, lies in the precise and empathetic language with which Hotschnig reveals hidden connections in the seemingly familiar.

GIANNA MOLINARI SWITZERLAND│»Here, Everything is Still Possible«

»Hier ist noch alles möglich« [2018; tr: Here, Everything is Still Possible], the debut novel of Gianna Molinari, who won the 3Sat Prize for her text at the 2017 Ingeborg Bachmann competition in Klagenfurt, is about a young woman who works as a night guard in a packaging factory. A wolf is suspected of having crept onto the premises.

Moderator: DANYLO ILNITSKYI

Speaker: ARTEM MUZYCHENKO

[German/Ukrainian]

25 SEPTEMBER – 29 SEPTEMBER

ALL LOCATIONS

What matters – a film project on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

»What matters« features 30 artists and students from different countries, including Vivienne Westwood, Nina Hoss, Can Dündar, Patti Smith, Simon Rattle, Ai Weiwei, Elfriede Jelinek, and David Grossman, who each read one article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The film has so far been subtitled in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, German, English, French, Hindi, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. It will be released around the world on the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th, 2018.  It has already screened at Innsbruck International Biennial of the Arts, the American Film Festival New York [TAFFNY], as part of the »MENSCHENRECHTE. MEINE RECHTE. DEINE RECHTE. AUSGELÖST!« exhibition at the German Foreign Office, at the 22nds [Auswärtiges Amt], the 03. international literaturfestival odessa and at the 23rd Leukerbad International Literary Festival.

[WITH RUSSIAN SUBTITLES]

The 4th international literature festival odessa

We are pleased to announce that the 4th international literature festival odessa will take place from 25-30 September 2018. The following writers and artists have already confirmed their attendance:

Jurij Bedryk (Ukraine)

Wolf and Pamela Biermann (Germany)

Gyoergy Dalos (Hungary)

Liubko Deresh (Ukraine)

Oleksandr Dermanko (Ukraine)

Viktor Erofeev (Russia)

Gerhard Falkner (Germany)

Filip Florian (Romania)

Jürg Halter (Switzerland)

Maryana Haponenko (Ukraine)

Felicitas Hoppe (Germany)

Rolf Hosfeld (Germany)

Alois Hotschnig  (Austria)                                                                   

Boris Khersonsky (Ukraine)

Marente de Moor (Netherlands)

Melinda Nadj Abonji (Hungary/Switzerland)

Vera Pavlova (Russia)

Meg Rosoff (USA/UK)

Volodomir Rutkivskiy (Ukraine)

Anushka Ravishankar (India)

Sascha Marianna Salzmann (Germany)

Samuel Shimon (Irak/UK)

Witold Szablowski (Poland)

Anne Thomas (Germany)

Christian Uetz (Switzerland)

Saskia van Stein (Netherlands)

Bette Westera (Netherlands)

Oksana Zabuzhko (Ukraine)

Serhiy Zhadan (Ukraine)

Stefan Zweifel (Switzerland)

E-Reader of ILO 3

We are pleased to present the ILO 3 E-Reader in Russian and ILO 3 E-reader in Ukrainian!

 

Pearl of the Black Sea: Nora Gomringers opening speech on ILO 3

Nora Gomringer: Pearl of the Black Sea – Odessa, Capital of Humour, where the poets paint a picture of “their Europe”.

Opening speech at the 3rd international literature festival odessa

28.09.2017, Hotel Londonskaya, Odessa

Film project on the Declaration of Human Rights: “What matters”

Artists from all continents  each read an article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in their native language before the camera.

Please find a first version of our film with Russian subtitles here:

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The following authors, unfortunately, have had to cancel their trip to Odessa:

Anushka Ravishankar (India)

Tendai Huchu (Zimbabwe/ UK)

Mircea Dinescu (Romania)

Johannes Kister (Germany)

Wojciech Kuczok (Poland)

Adam Zagajewski (Poland)

Priya Basil (GB/ D)

Jochen Schmidt (Germany)

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The third international literature festival odessa

The third international literature festival odessa will take place from September, 28 till October, 1. More than 50 authors from 23 countries will participate at the festival. The following writers and artists have already confirmed their attendance at the third international literature festival odessa:

 

Bachtyar Ali (Iraq/Germany)

Priya Basil (Great Britain/Germany)

Wolf and Pamela Biermann (Germany)

Alida Bremer (Germany)

Rafael Cardoso (Brasil/Germany)

Maite Carranza (Spain)

Oleksiy Chupa (Ukraine)

Jennifer Clement (USA/ Mexico)

Bora Ćosić (Serbia/ Germany)

Mircea Dinescu (Romania)

Victor Erofeyev (Russia)

Maria Galina (Russia)

Evgeniy Golubovskij (Ukraine)

Nora Gomringer (Switzerland/Germany)

Evgeniy Demenok (Ukraine)

Olena Herasymyuk (Ukraine)

Tendai Huchu (Zimbabwe/ Great Britain)

Christos Ikonomou (Greece)

Peter Stephan Jungk (Austria/ France)

Aleksandr Kabanov (Ukraine)

Gennadiy Katsen (Ukraine)

Boris Khersonsky (Ukraine)

Artur Klinau (Belarus)

Felix Kochricht (Ukraine)

Jan Koneffke (Germany)

Wojciech Kuczok (Poland)

Andrey Kurkov (Ukraine)

Sjoerd Kuyper (Netherlands)

Michael Krüger (Germany)

Halyna Kruk (Ukraine)

Myroslav Laiuk (Ukraine)

Nicol Ljubić (Germany)

Perihan Magden (Turkey)

Andrei Malaev-Babel (USA)

Anushka Ravishankar (India)

Marjana Savka (Ukraine)

Armin Senser (Switzerland/ (Germany)

Paata Shamugia (Georgia)

Adania Shibli (Palestine/ Germany)

Jochen Schmidt (Germany)

Peter Schneider (Germany)

Janne Teller (Denmark)

Ilija Trojanow (Bulgaria/ Austria)

Iryna Tsilyk (Ukraine)

Simon van der Geest (Netherlands)

Haris Vlavianos (Greece)

Yuriy Vynnychuk (Ukraine)

Peter Weber (Switzerland)

Anna Weidenholzer (Austria)

Lyuba Yakymchuk (Ukraine)

Adam Zagajewski (Poland)

Serhij Zhadan (Ukraine)

 

The future of Odessa:

Omar Akbar (Germany)

Sonja Beeck (Germany)

Bohdan Cherkes (Ukraine/ Austria)

Ievgeniia Gubkina (Ukraine)

Oleg Drozdov (Ukraine)

Johannes Kister (Germany)

Saskia van Stein (Netherlands)

The second international literature festival odessa

The second international literature festival odessa will take place from September, 28 till October, 1. More than 20 authors from Europe and Asia will participate at the festival. The following writers and artists have already confirmed their attendance at the second international literature festival odessa:
Ivan Andrusjiak (Ukraine)
Milena Baisch (Germany)
Zsofia Ban (Hungary)
Azouz Begag (France)
Meriam Bousselmi (Tunisia)
John Boyne (Ireland)
John Burnside (Great Britain)
Artmen Chapeye (Ukraine)
Boris Chersonsky (Ukraine)
Sonja Danowski (Germany)
Jevgenij Demenok (Ukraine)
Victor Erofeyev (Russia)
Zsuzsanna Gahse (Switzerland)
Ines Garland (Argentina)
Evgenij Golubovskij (Ukraine)
Olga Grjasnowa (Germany)
Ilya Kaminsky (USA)
Esther Kinsky (Germany)
Julia Kissina (Ukraine)
Felix Kochricht (Ukraine)
Yitzhak Laor (Israel)
Pedro Lenz (Switzerland)
Nikola Madzirov (Macedonia)
Tanja Maljartschuk (Ukraine)
Sehij Mazurkevitch (Ukraine)
Amanda Michalopoulou (Greece)
Laksmi Pamuntiak (Indonesia)
Maxim Prasolov (Ukraine)
Katja Petrowskaja (Ukraine / Germany)
Vladimir Rafeyenko (Ukraine)
Jaroslav Rudiš (Czech Republic)
Ivana Sajko (Croatia)
Samuel Shimon (Iraq /Great Britain)
Ales Steger (Slovenia)
Marcin Szczygielski (Poland)
Raphael Urweider (Switzerland)
Edward van de Vendel (Netherlands)
Serhij Zakharov (Ukraine)

The future of Odessa:

Omar Akbar (Germany)
Alexander Golovanov (Ukraine)
Johannes Kister (Germany)
Jose Mateus (Portugal)
Larissa Merkulova (Ukraine)
Mickhail Reva (Ukraine)
Silja Tillner (Austria)
Vadim Zaplatnikov (Ukraine)

The following authors and artists participated at the festival in 2015:

Yuri Andrukhovych [ Ukraine ]

Lukas Bärfuss [ Switzerland ]

Marica Bodrožić [ Germany ]

Melvin Burgess [ Great Britain ]

Viktor Erofeyev [ Russia ]

Yves Grevet [ France ]

Nino Haratishvili [ Georgia/ Germany ]

Sema Kaygusuz [ Turkey ]

Andrej Kurkov [ Ukraine ]

Barbara Lehmann [ Germany ]

Nils Mohl [ Germany ]

Ilma Rakusa [ Switzerland ]

Joachim Sartorius [ Germany ]

John Ralston Saul [ Canada ]

Robert Schindel [ Österreich ]

Samuel Shimon [ Iraq/ UK ]

Mikhail Shishkin [ Russia/ Switzerland ]

Tzveta Sofronieva [ Bulgaria/ Germany ]

Dato Turashvili [ Georgia ]

Varujan Vosganian [ Romania ]

Eliot Weinberger [ USA ]

Serhiy Zhadan[ Ukraine ]