Originals: William MacDougall on Wrangelkiez

Photo by Nick Simpson

Photo by Nick Simpson

  William MacDougall was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His writing has appeared in a number of specialist interest fiction/non-fiction publications too obscure to mention. Despite his better efforts, he remains a full-time member of the German administrative labor market and only very occasional writer. To the best of his knowledge he has been the recipient… Read more »

Originals: Abigail Wick on a Gentle German

Photograph by Nick Simpson

Photograph by Nick Simpson


 
Abigail Wick is a freelance writer and yoga instructor. She specializes in communications, brand-building, marketing and copywriting. She relocated from San Francisco to Berlin in the spring of 2011. Learn more about her at www.abigailwick.com.

Originals: Joanna Hershon on the German Bride

Photograph by Nick Simpson

Photograph by Nick Simpson

  Joanna Hershon’s new novel, A Dual Inheritance, is just out from Random House. The novel is also available as an audiobook, read aloud by Hershon herself. Visit her Pinterest board about the book. She is the author of three other novels: Swimming, The Outside of August and The German Bride. Her writing has been… Read more »

Originals: Roland Satterwhite on White/Yellow

Photograph by Nick Simpson

  Roland Satterwhite was born in Canada. When he was 5 his family smuggled their cat across the border and moved to Seattle, where he started learning the violin. After college, he moved to New York city to work as a biologist only to fall hopelessly in love with Cuban music which changed the course of his… Read more »

Originals: Sarah Blake on Darkness

Photograph by Nick Simpson

Photograph by Nick Simpson

 
Sarah Blake is the author of the novels, Grange House and The Postmistress, and while living in Berlin 2012-2013 has been working on her third.

Originals: Gideon Lewis-Kraus on a Sense of Direction

Photograph by Nick Simpson

Photograph by Nick Simpson

  Gideon Lewis-Kraus has written about books and culture for Harper’s, Wired, the New York Times magazine, n+1, McSweeney’s, the London Review of Books, and other magazines and newspapers. His first book, A Sense of Direction, from which his story is here excerpted, is now out in paperback from Riverhead Books. Watch the trailer here. After… Read more »

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: Donna Stonecipher on The Model City

Photograph by Elizabeth Skadden

Photograph by Elizabeth Skadden


 
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.

Originals: Natalia Drozdiak on Political Ghosts

Photograph by Elizabeth Skadden

Photograph by Elizabeth Skadden


 
Natalia Drozdiak is a Belgian-American journalist who has written for Reuters and the German political magazine Cicero. She has a BA in Literature from Bard College, NY and currently lives in Berlin.

Originals: Sylee Gore on Empty Spaces

Photograph by Elizabeth Skadden

Photograph by Elizabeth Skadden


 
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.