We were thrilled to receive more than THIRTY submissions to our Atlas Contest on SoundCloud this summer, amazing stories from many corners of Berlin, read aloud AND RECORDED by the writers who wrote them. We will announce our winners next month, three pieces to be broadcast on NPR Worldwide as part of our 2014 season. But in the meantime, you can listen to them all HERE and let us know your favorites. … Read more »
Tune in to NPR Berlin this month for a special series of Berlin Stories about the German Election. Interviews with players from the major German parties will be hosted by Sudha David-Wilp and produced by Carolyn Beeler. The series was created with support from the German Marshall Fund. You can find times, podcasts and full transcripts of the interviews HERE…. Read more »
Deenah Vollmer is a writer living in Berlin on a Fulbright Journalism fellowship. She writes for the New Yorker, plays in the folk-duo L.A. Boobs, and is currently making radio.
Robert A. LeVine is a retired professor of anthropology who has lived in Berlin. In researching this story, he realized that he knew some of the ex-Berliners who worked with Varian Fry years ago, after they escaped to America. This is his second Berlin Story. Listen to his first, about Hans Beimler Strasse, here.
What’s Your Story? Write, edit and record your own Berlin Story Original (in English) and upload it to our SoundCloud group by August 15th. The winners will be broadcast on NPR Berlin and Worldwide. Your story should be about a personal experience or something that happened at a specific Berlin location. 500-600 words of prose,… Read more »
Brittani Sonnenberg’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The O’Henry Prize Stories 2008, Asymptote, Ploughshares, Time Magazine, and elsewhere. Sonnenberg has written three other pieces for previous seasons of Berlin Stories for NPR. To hear them, please click here, here, and here. She studied English literature at Harvard University, received her fiction MFA from… Read more »
Jacalyn Carley is a choreographer-turned-writer, an Ur-original Berliner expat. Her
choreography has played in venues across Europe and the US, her books (in German
translation) are published by eichborn, Fischer, Henschel. She is currently director of Sarah
Lawrence College’s Summer Arts in Berlin program.