Originals: Tasha Walters on Who Killed the Cat

Photograph by Elizabeth Skadden

Photograph by Elizabeth Skadden


 
Tasha Walters—an illustrator, writer, and occasional back-up singer—lives in Berlin and currently has no cats.

Originals: Helen Kornblum on a Sense of Home

Photograph from Bundesarchiv

Photograph from Bundesarchiv

  Prior to her years in diplomatic life, Helen Kornblum worked professionally as a translator and analyst for the US Congress, Helsinki Watch and Time magazine. She currently leads a group focused on design for Willkommen in Berlin, a German Foreign Office-sponsored organization serving diplomatic families posted in the capital. Her commentary on American politics has… Read more »

Originals: Becky Crook on the Wild Boars

Photograph by Florian Möllers

Photograph by Florian Möllers

  Becky Crook is a writer, editor, freelance translator, and creative consultant from Seattle who has lived in Berlin since 2008. Her poetry and creative essays have been published among others in Geez, The Other Journal, and in two anthologies. In May 2010, she co-founded SAND, Berlin’s English Literary Journal, and now works as editor-in-chief for the biannual… Read more »

Originals: Paul Beatty on Emperor Penguins

Image courtesy of Paul Mannix

Image courtesy of Paul Mannix


 
Paul Beatty is the author of three novels: White Boy Shuffle, Tuff, and the recently published Slumberland, which takes place in Berlin. He is also the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor.