Ingo Schulze – curator of the program forum:autoren 2019 ©Gaby Gerster

The tenth Munich Literature Festival 2019 will be held from November 13th till December 1st

The Munich Literaturfest consists of the curator program forum:autoren, the Munich Book Show and the program of the Literaturhaus München with the market of independent publishers Andere Bücher braucht das Land ("Our country needs other books").

The literary program forum:autoren is curated by a series of writers and organized at their own discretion. This means that every year it gets a completely new, individual signature look. In 2019 Ingo Schulze chooses as theme of his program "Practising Paradise. Questions to the world about 1989" He succeedes Jan Wagner, Doris Dörrie, Elke Schmitter, Albert Ostermaier, Clemens Meyer, Dagmar Leupold, Thea Dorn, Matthias Politycki and Ilija Trojanow.

The Munich Book Show, that's 15 hours a day for 18 days free admission to the largest regional book exhibition. Every year, for two and a half weeks, there are (inter)national authors to meet. Non-fiction, literature, music, children's books, mysteries, book binding, writing workshops – there's some kind of event for everybody. Alongside the evening events, the Munich Book Fair includes an extensive program for children and young readers.

The festival program at the Literaturhaus München celebrates important new releases – literarily exciting, eye-opening, socio-politically relevant. Reputable names alternate with newcomers. The crowning finish each year is the the market of independent publishers Andere Bücher braucht das Land ("Our country needs other books").

Two prizes are awarded each year at the Munich Literature Festival: The Geschwister-Scholl-Preis (Hans and Sophie Scholl Prize) and the Preis für einen Bayerischen Kleinverlag, which goes to Bavaria’s best small publisher.

The Munich Literature Festival is hosted by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels – Landesverband Bayern e.V. (the German Publishers & Booksellers Association – Bavarian Branch) and the Literaturhaus München (the Munich House of Literature) in cooperation with the Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München (the Department of Arts and Culture for the Bavarian State Capital of Munich).

The Managing Director of the Munich Literature Festival and manager of the festival program at the Literaturhaus is Tanja Graf. The evening event program at the Munich Book Show is prepared by Dr. Thomas Kraft and the program for children and families by Edith Offermann. The project manager for the Literature Festival and for forum:autoren is Heike Braun. Ute Wiemer is project manager for the Munich Book Show.