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: Ralph Martin on Hooker Barbie

Photograph by MAC

Photograph by MAC

  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 »

Originals: Rachel Doyle on Laundromat Chatter

Photograph by Laura's Laundromat

Photograph by Laura's Laundromat

  Rachel B. Doyle is travel writer and author based in Berlin, and a regular contributor to the New York Times and New York magazine. She is working on her first novel, a globalization satire set in Tennessee. In 2009, she co-wrote a cultural history book about the USA that was published by National Geographic Germany and… Read more »

Originals: Hilda Hoy on Horticulture

Photo by Michelle Cormier

Photo by Michelle Cormier

  Hilda Hoy grew up between the concrete jungles of Taiwan and the woods of central Ontario. A one-time hard-boiled news reporter for the Toronto Star and the Prague Post, she now fills her days working as the managing editor of sugarhigh, the Berlin email magazine she’s been heading since its founding in 2009. When not freelancing… Read more »

Originals: Eoin Hahessy on Tempelhof Airport

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  Listen to the podcast above. Author Eoin Hahessy is the recipient of an Irish national young writer’s award and is a freelance journalist with the Irish Independent, the Sunday Independent and Business & Finance in Ireland. Before leaving Dublin to travel to Berlin he reported for Newstalk radio and a few years prior to… Read more »

Originals: Siri Hustvedt on the literary ghosts of Mommsenstrasse

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Siri Hustvedt is the author of four novels, The Blindfold, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, What I Loved, and The Sorrows of an American, as well as two books of essays, A Plea for Eros, and Mysteries of the Rectangle: Essays on Painting.

Originals: Robert A. LeVine on Hans Beimler Strasse

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Portrait of Hans Beimler courtesy of Gedenkstätte Deutscher Wilderstand.   Robert A. LeVine is an anthropologist and professor emeritus at Harvard University. His most recent book is Anthropology and Child Development: A Cross-Cultural Reader (2008). He lives in Massachusetts but often visits his granddaughter in Berlin. Please click here to watch a music video of the… Read more »