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Books on Writing

Author and Reader Berlin founder Victoria Gosling talks creative writing text books. Whether you're blocked, searching of prompts, in need to craft-based insights or just looking for wise words from a fellow writer, there's a book for you.

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

The final judge of the 2019 Berlin Writing Prize we want you to meet is Martin Jankowski. Martin is editor-in-chief of stadtsprachen.de and directs its international reading series PARATAXE. We talked to him about the Berlin literary scene, bringing together German and non-German writers, and what to discover in Berlin.

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“…a place where unusual qualities are valued, protected, celebrated.”

Meet more judges for the #2019BerlinWritingPrize. Today we talked to writer May-Lan Tan about Berlin, writing to a theme, and community.

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“The city is a tremendous place to live and work”

Elnathan John is a lawyer, novelist and satirist. He is one of the judges of our 2019 Berlin Writing Prize. We talked to him about Berlin, Writing, and more.

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“Fantastical, colourful, unexpected”

Writer Sophie Mackintosh grew up in Wales and now lives in London. Her debut novel, The Water Cure, was longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. We talked to her about her successful debut novel, Berlin, and what she expects from The Berlin Writing Prize.

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Why The Circus Hotel supports the Berlin Writing Prize

We talked to Berlin native and The Circus Hotel's manager Katrin Schönig. She is for the second time part of the jury team of the Berlin Writing Prize. We talked to her about Berlin, her interest in Literature, and why The Circus Hotel is involved in the writing competition.

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“Hier und Jetzt” – Dolores Walshe on her residency

Dolores Walshe won the 2017 Berlin Writing Prize for her short story ‘The Wooden Box’. She stayed at The Circus Hotel for one-month in January/February 2018. We talked to her about her experience...

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How to Run a Writing Prize

The Circus interviewed Reader Berlin founder Victoria Gosling, asking all the burning questions about this year's Berlin Writing Prize...

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The Reader Insider – The Web For Writers

All the advice, help and distraction you’re seeking is only a click away...

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The Reader Insider – Top Places To Write In Berlin

Neighbours driving you nuts? Tired of the same four walls? Dan Ayres comes to the rescue with his top scribbling spots across the German capital.

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