Jane Flett

JANE FLETT is a Scottish writer based in Berlin. Her fiction has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4, featured in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, and awarded the New Orleans Writing Residency. Her poetry features in the Best British Poetry and received the Berlin Senate Award for non-German literature. She is represented by Marina de Pass … Read more

Sharon Mertins

SHARON MERTINS is a Guatemalan writer based in Berlin. She is The Reader Berlin’s manager, responsible for all programming and recruiting. She has been a featured writer on Visual Verse and her work has appeared in Jersey Devil Press, Café Irreal,, Leopardskin and Limes and The Wild Word Anthology, among others. She is the co-creator of … Read more

Victoria Gosling

VICTORIA GOSLING is the founder of The Reader Berlin and The Berlin Writing Prize. Her debut novel BEFORE THE RUINS was published by Henry Holt in January 2021 (USA) and Serpent’s Tail in May 2021 (UK). Her second novel BLISS AND BLUNDER is forthcoming from Serpent’s Tail in summer 2023. She is represented by Judith Murray … Read more

Olivia Parkes

OLIVIA PARKES is a British-American writer and artist based in Berlin. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House, Electric Literature, American Short Fiction, Zyzzyva, and The Masters Review, among other publications. She received her MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2021 and is the recipient of fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Dorothea Konwiarz Stiftung, and … Read more

Kirsty Logan

KIRSTY LOGAN is the award-winning author of six books, including three short story collections which have won prizes and been optioned for TV, adapted for theatre, broadcast on radio, interpreted in dance, translated in several languages, and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine. She is currently working on a new story collection and a … Read more

Michael Jeffrey Lee

MICHAEL JEFFREY LEE’S first collection, Something in My Eye, received the Mary McCarthy Prize and was published by Sarabande. His stories have appeared in N+1, BOMB, The Southern Review, and The Rupture, among others. He has taught fiction at Tulane University, the University of Louisiana, and New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA). He was … Read more

Traci Kim

TRACI KIM is a freelance literary consultant from Chicago. She was The Reader’s program manager from 2018-2020 and now provides our manuscript assessments, coaching and editorial services – specializing in literary fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as B2B/C content editing. Traci is passionate about the power of storytelling and loves to find new ways … Read more

Susanna Forrest

SUSANNA FORREST is the author of two critically acclaimed nonfiction titles that incorporate history, travel, memoir and reportage. Her latest, The Age of the Horse, is published by Atlantic Books in the UK and Atlantic Monthly Press in the USA. It’s currently being translated into Japanese by Hara Shobo. Described as “outstanding” (The Times) and … Read more

Clare Wigfall

CLARE WIGFALL has lived in London, Berkeley, Prague, Edinburgh, and presently Berlin. Her debut short story collection The Loudest Sound and Nothing (Faber & Faber) was published in 2007 to critical acclaim, described by the Guardian as ‘energisingly, awe-inspiringly, intimidatingly good’. The following year she won the BBC National Short Story Award and was later … Read more

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