Hallo to Berlin … discover sixty of the very best writers on this amazing city

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Experience the haunting and always exciting city of Berlin in the company of its most fascinating writers in Oxygen Books’ city-lit Berlin (£9.99 paperback):

Come to the cabaret …’

Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor

Philip Kerr, March Violets

Christabel Bielenberg, The Past is Myself

Josephine Baker, Josephine

Elias Canetti, The Torch in My Ear

Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin

Joseph Roth, The Wandering Jews

Sebastian Haffner, Defying Hitler

Ian Walker, Zoo Station

Peter Gay, Weimar Culture

Rolf Schneider, ‘Ich bin kein Berliner’

Ilma Rakusa, Small talk im Holozän

Tobias Rapp, Lost and Sound: Techno and the Easyjetset

Simon Cole, Berlin Blog

Wenonah Lyon, ‘The first time I saw Berlin …’

 

Out and About

Cees Nooteboom, All Souls’ Day

Anna Winger, This Must Be The Place

Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds

Cees Nooteboom, All Souls’ Day

David Hare, Berlin

Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds

Salil Tripathi, ‘Learning by the book’

Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz

Simon Cole, Berlin Blog

Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds

Anna Winger, This Must Be The Place

Ralf Rothmann, Hitze

Philip Hensher, Pleasured

Anna Funder, Stasiland

Christiane Rösinger, A Nice Life

Katja Lange-Müller, ‘Sklavendreieck’, in Neues aus der Heimat

Philip Hensher, Pleasured

Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor

Simon Cole, ‘Running the Berlin Wall’

 

‘Ich bin Berliner’

Philip Kerr, The Pale Criminal

Jakob Hein, Gebrauchsanweisung für Berlin

Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor

Thomas Brussig, Berliner Orgie

Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

Geert Mak, In Europe

Ian Walker, Zoo Station

Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite

Elias Canetti, The Torch in My Ear

Ian Collins, ‘Marlene Dietrich: RIP’

Mikka Haugaard, ‘Hans Christian Andersen in love’

Ian Walker, Zoo Station

Tobias Rüther, Helden: David Bowie und Berlin

 

‘Money, Money, Money …’

Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite

Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin

Christabel Bielenberg, The Past is Myself

Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite

Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor

Dan Vyleta, Pavel and I

Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds

Vladimir Kaminer, Russian Disco

Inka Parei, Die Schattenboxerin

Bernd and Luise Wagner, Berlin für Arme

Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds

Simon Cole, Berlin Blog

 

The past is another country

Daniel Kehlmann, Measuring the World

Gertrude Bell, The Letters of Gertrude Bell

Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest

Karl Baedeker, Guide to Berlin

Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite

Christopher Isherwood, Mr Norris Changes Trains

Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin

Volker Weidermann, Das Buch der verbrannten Bücher

Eva Figes, Tales of Innocence and Experience

  1. G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn

Inge Deutschkron, Outcast: A Jewish Girl in Wartime Berlin

Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor

Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite

Philip Kerr, March Violets

Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again

Philip Kerr, March Violets

Klaus Mann, Mephisto

Philip Kerr, March Violets

Geert Mak, In Europe

Rachel Seiffert, The Dark Room

Hans Fallada, Alone in Berlin

Rachel Seiffert, The Dark Room

Christabel Bielenberg, The Past is Myself

Marie Vassiltchikov, The Berlin Diaries

Joseph Kanon, The Good German

Günter Kunert, ‘Everyday history of a Berlin street’

Anonymous, A Woman in Berlin

Joseph Kanon, The Good German

Dan Vyleta, Pavel and I

Tamsin Walker, ‘Old Woman’

Joseph Kanon, The Good German

Dan Vyleta, Pavel and I

Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

Ian McEwan, The Innocent

Dan Vyleta, Pavel and I

Paul Beatty, Slumberland

  1. S. Richardson, The End of the Alphabet

 

A Tale of Two Cities

David Hare, Berlin

Peter Schneider, The Wall Jumper

Len Deighton, Funeral in Berlin

Ian Walker, Zoo Station

Martha Gellhorn, The View from the Ground

Ian Walker, Zoo Station

John Simpson, Strange Places, Questionable People

Ian Walker, Zoo Station

Philip Hensher, Pleasured

Ian Walker, Zoo Station

Michael Wildenhain, Russich Bröt

Kate Adie, The Kindness of Strangers

Ian Walker, Zoo Station

Ian Walker, Zoo Station

John le Carré, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

Len Deighton, Funeral in Berlin

Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds

John le Carré, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

Philip Hensher, Pleasured

 

And the Wall came tumbling down

John Simpson, Strange Places, Questionable People

Thomas Brussig, Heroes Like Us

Anna Funder, Stasiland

Steffi Badel and Mitislav Rostropovitch, My 9 November

Yadé Kara, Salem Berlin

Jan Morris, A Writer’s World

Anna Funder, Stasiland

Simon Cole, Berlin Blog

Anna Funder, Stasiland

Rory MacLean, Stalin’s Nose

 

Berlin: Weldstadt

Robert Harris, Fatherland

Iain Bamforth, ‘Believing in Architecture’

Geert Mak, In Europe

Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor

Geert Mak, In Europe

Fridolin Schley, ‘The heart of the Republic’

Emine Sevgi Özdamar, ‘My Berlin’

Ian Walker, Zoo Station

Rory McLean, Berlin Blog

 

Goodbye to Berlin

Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds

Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again

Ian Walker, Zoo Station

Berlin: no other city has inspired so many writers & witnessed so many murders, says Rory Maclean. Find out about Berlin’s writers and history here.

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Malcolm Burgess and Heather Reyes are the publishers of Oxygen Books' city-pick series, featuring some of the best writing on favourite world cities. These include Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Dublin, London, St Petersburg, Istanbul and New York. www.oxygenbooks.co.uk

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