Donna Stonecipher is the author of three books of poetry, most recently The Cosmopolitan, which won the National Poetry Series competition and was published by Coffee House Press. She lives in Berlin.
If you missed our Summer episode on NPR Worldwide this past week, now you can listen to the whole thing here. Hosted by Anna Winger and Gisela Williams and produced by Bilal Qureshi, our second one-hour Berlin Stories looks at why it has been so hard to get Berlin’s new airport off the ground. We… Read more »
We are pretty sure that no one reads more than Berlin Stories contributor and Vogue literary critic Megan O’Grady, who spent this past year doing a Niemann Fellowship at Harvard University. Click here to read a great essay on what she’s learned from reading Krzysztof Kieslowski, George Eliot, and Mr. Fox…
Born in Mumbai and raised in the United States, Sylee Gore has lived in Berlin since 2000. She works at a publishing house and blogs at Berlin Reified.
Berlin Stories contributor, writer and illustrator R. Jay Magill has a new book coming out this week from Norton, Sincerity: How a moral ideal born five hundred years ago inspired religious wars, modern art, hipster chic, and the curious notion that we all have something to say (no matter how dull), and it’s already getting… Read more »
New York-dilettante-turned-Berlin-author Ralph Martin has delighted Germany with his prose stylings since 2009′s EIN AMERIKANER IN BERLIN (not his choice of title). His next book PAPANOIA, about modern German parenting, made him a pariah in Prenzlauer Berg, which is fine since he has since moved to Kreuzberg. He has written for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung… Read more »
Nerys Hudson moved from London to Berlin in 2009, swapping the world of advertising for publishing in the process. She is now bookseller at Dialogue Books Books and assistant at Berlin-based literary agency Lovegrove and Gosling. Although most of her time is happily dedicated to reading the stories of others, she occasionally writes her own.
Donna Swarthout moved to Berlin with her family to explore her German Jewish heritage and identity and the nature of Jewish life in Germany today. Swarthout received her German citizenship certificate on October 31, 2011. You can learn more about her experiences on her blog Full Circle. And if you missed the Der Spiegel article about German… Read more »