BOOK LAUNCH: Tales from the Fatherland by Ben Fergusson (Aug. 20)

Saturday August 20th @Das Gift  Doors 7pm, event 7:45pm Join us for the Berlin launch of Ben Fergusson’s debut non-fiction book, Tales From The Fatherland: A pause. ‘Ah, Herr Fergusson. It’s Frau Schwenk.’ Our social worker, I now understood. ‘Thank you for getting back to me. I’m calling because we have a little boy, four … Read more

The Reader Summer Party @ Das Gift

We are so sad that we had to postpone the book launch for The View Was Exhausting, that we decided we should get together and have a little party anyway. Let’s meet up and celebrate summer instead! Join the team, tutors and friends … Same time, same place: Das Gift (Donaustraße 119) on Friday JULY 29 … Read more

INTERVIEW with 2019 Berlin Writing Prize Winner, S.K. Perry

We had the chance to interview S.K Perry whose story “A Wide Neon Yell” won the 2019 Berlin Writing Prize. She tells us all about her experience as a writer and provides some useful tips for those of you who are thinking of participating in the 2022 Berlin Writing Prize. What do you like to … Read more

Our Favourite Berlin Bookshops

by Salwa Benaissa Christmas is as good a time of a year as any to present a roundup of our favourite bookshops in Berlin but the truth is, indie bookshops are the lifeblood of our writing community no matter the season. Not only do they supply us with endless amounts of amazing reads and host … Read more

Find Out More on Divya Ghelani’s Summer Reading Series!

I’m delighted to be hosting a ‘Reading New Fiction By Women of Colour Summer Series’ with The Reader Berlin.    We’ll be discussing novels and novellas – from debuts to established voices. We’ll look at issues of craft, style, language, authorship, as well as the politics of reading in our times, including questions of methodology … Read more

Susanna Forrest’s Insight on Research, Resources and Rabbit Holes

Focus is hard to come by these days. I remember reading that the best way to fix procrastination was not to berate yourself or think about will power but to find bigger incentives to do the work. Right now, writing promises one very valuable incentive: escape from the sinister headlines and constant hand-washing. In other … Read more

Books on Writing

I didn’t read a book about writing until I was well into my twenties. For as far back as I could remember I desperately wanted to write and I had, throughout my teens, scribbling diaries and long short stories and poems in lined exercise books on my bed after school. If you want to write, … Read more

“Berlin is a real hot spot of international literary life…”

    The last judge of the 2019 Berlin Writing Prize we want to introduce to you is Martin Jankowski. Martin is editor-in-chief of the multilingual Berlin online magazine stadtsprachen.de and directs its international reading series PARATAXE. A writer and poet who emerged from the 1980s East German oppositional underground in Leipzig, he is co-founder … Read more

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