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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ILFU 2016 in retrospect


This was International Literature Festival Utrecht 2016! On Friday April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd the Post Office Neude was the literary heart of the Netherlands.

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ILFU 2016 timetable now online!


The programme of International Literature Festival (ILFU) is now completed. With appearances from PJ Harvey, Connie Palmen, Zia Haider Rahman and Reif Larsen this weekend is going to be the literary peak of the year. And with every festival comes a timetable!

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Literary Film Theater: Jonathan Coe introduces Umberto Eco documentary


‘My own surname may be an anagram of Eco’s but sadly our relationship never got any closer than that,’ writes ILFU selection author Jonathan Coe on his hero Umberto Eco, who passed away this year. Coe will introduce the Umberto Eco documentary on Saturday April 23rd at 4.15 pm in the Literary Film Theater.

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City Symposium with Renata Adler 'Storytelling and the City'


In addition to her appearance at the ILFU on Saturday April 23rd, the American author, journalist and film critic Renata Adler is Writer-in-Residence 2016 with the Centre for Humanities. On Friday April 22nd Adler will discuss ‘Storytelling and the City’ with Simon Cook, professor at the Utrecht University. The symposium is open for questions from the audience.

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PJ Harvey opens ILFU 2016!


PJ Harvey opens the International Literature Festival Utrecht in the monumental former Post Office Neude on Friday April 22nd, with a reading from her debut collection of poetry, The Hollow of the Hand.

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Laurent Binet

The Seventh Function of Language


Nell Zink



Jonathan Coe

Number 11


Reif Larsen

I Am Radar


Connie Palmen

Jij zegt het


Zia Haider Rahman

In the Light Of What We Know

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