Tagged with Berlin literature

Review: City-Lit Berlin

Unlike other Berlin guidebooks, City-Lit Berlin is a literary guide that encompasses 127 excerpts from texts about the city by no less than 69 writers. It seems an apt approach to getting to know this city, the most volatile capital in Europe for more than a century; a city of ghosts and of artists that has been so many things to so many people. The book … Continue reading

Berlin International Literature Festival

The 10th Berlin International Literature Festival begins tomorrow. Thirty-five writers, including Israel Bar Kohav, Wladimir Kaminer and Kate DiCamillo from twenty-one countries will take part in the festival in locations around Berlin over a period of 10 days. The main location for events will be the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and the programme consists of three main parts; Literature of the World, … Continue reading

Top Ten Berlin Novels

Berlin has been the inspiration and provided the setting for many novels. Here are my top ten! 10. Book of Clouds by Chloe Aridjis “Ever since arriving in Berlin I’d become a professional in lost time. It was impossible to account for all the hours. The hands on clocks and watches jumped ahead or lagged behind indiscriminately. The city ran … Continue reading