In Heidelberg, literature is omnipresent. Taking a walk through the city, one finds publishing houses, bookshops and libraries around every corner. Taking a look at the vibrant scene of writers, translators and theatre life, one discovers a high level of literary productiveness. No day without literary event, no summer without literary festival, no year without literary award winners. Literature is literally everywhere. Looking into the future, Heidelberg will continue to do anything to further strengthen literature. Since Dezember 1st 2014 the city is UNESCO City of Literature within UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network.