The main feature of the first Munich Literature Festival was an international conference of writers from Africa, Asia and Latin America – in particular representatives of “universal writing” whose work probes the conflicting relationship between socio-cultural rootedness and global orientation. Curator Ilija Trojanow, whose life and work have distinguished him as a transnational and cross-border thinker, has chosen to focus on the cosmo-political aspect, which, in times of accelerated globalization, offers a creative balance between the local and global spheres, and between the familiar and the foreign. This literature festival explored vital current issues from a literary and scientific perspective in numerous events.
Curator: Ilija Trojanow
Artists: Rafael Chirbes (ES), Umberto Eco (I), Peter Esterhazy (HU), Nuruddin Farah (GB), Ranjit Hoskot (IN), Gail Jones (AUS), Yang Lian (CN) and others
Venues and schedule:
Literaturhaus Munich, Muffathalle, Münchner Volkstheater, Haus der Kunst, Munich State Museum of Ethnology, Kulturzentrum Gasteig, 17 November – 5 December 2010