The literature festival globale° attracts numerous writers every year who write in German even though German is not their native language. The organisers wish to expand in this direction by holding additional events which are more closely integrated in cross-border cooperation. Their aim is to highlight the increasing internationalisation which is evident in German-language literature, as a phenomenon in a pan-European and even global context. Against this background, in 2016 they invited authors from the largest French literature festival “Étonnants-Voyageurs” to Bremen whose works represent francophone “world literature” from French-speaking regions around the world, be it Maghreb, West Africa, Quebec, the Caribbean or Europe. In addition, the festival organisers have intensified collaboration with the Dutch Stichting Literaire Activiteiten Groningen, an international platform for writers, cultural artists and literary enthusiasts, as well as artists from the Czech Republic.
Artistic director: Elisabeth Arend, Libuše Černá (CZ)
Writers: Maria Cecillia Barbetta (DE/AR), Artur Becker (DE/PL), Marica Bodrožić (DE/HR), Dimitré Dinev (AT/BG), Dante Andrea Franzetti (CH), Marjana Gaponenko (UA), Arnon Grunberg (NL), José F. A. Oliver (DE/ES), Jaroslav Rudiš (CZ), Boualem Sansal (DZ), Saša Stanišić (DE/BA), Yōko Tawada (DE/JP) and others