New names for ILFU: Tim Parks, Sonja Barend, Mary Costello, Herman Koch & Paulien Cornelisse


Several (inter)national writers come together with their readers and translators in TivoliVredenburg. Tim Parks, Sonja Barend, Paulien Cornelisse, Gerd Busse, Mary Costello, Hannah van Binsbergen and Herman Koch are added to the line up.

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Nominations Filter Translation Prize 2017

Not only writers, but also literary translators will appear on stage at the ILFU. In the form of different workshops, lectures and of course during the ceremony of the Filter Translation Prize 2017, ILFU will focus on the art of the literary translation. On this page we will collect all of the translation programs.

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First names ILFU 2017 announced: Graham Swift, Johan Harstad, Arjen Lubach and more


Graham Swift, Johan Harstad, Nino Haratischwili, Arjen Lubach, Pierre Jarawan, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Samanta Schweblin and Xu Zechen will appear at the International Literature Festival Utrecht. The festival will show the best international novels from May 11th to May 13th 2017 in TivoliVredenburg Utrecht. The following weeks the rest of the programma will be announced.

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ILFU moves to a new location


After a successful first edition in the former post office in Utrecht, the International Literature Festival Utrecht (ILFU) moves to a new location for this year’s edition. During three festival evenings ILFU brings together international novel writers, translators and readers in music venue TivoliVredenburg.

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Relive ILFU 2016 with the aftermovie!

‘Either I’m too dumb to understand and it’s me, or it is bullshit’, proclaimed Laurent Binet during ‪#‎ilfu16‬. For two days writers from all over the world spoke about the power of the novel. Return to this wonderful event in the monumental Post Office one more time with the after movie by EditieM!

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Graham Swift

Mothering Sunday


Nino Haratischwili

The Eighth Life (for Brilka)


Herman Koch

De greppel


Johan Harstad

Max, Mischa & het Tet-offensief


Sonja Barend

Je ziet mij nooit meer terug


Arjen Lubach

in conversation with Johan Harstad


Mary Costello

Academy Street

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