World Book Day

Many countries all over the world celebrate World Book Day on 23 April. Many, but not all of them. The British, those little rebels, celebrated it on 2 March this year. Why? I don’t know and couldn’t find out. Explanations are very welcome. The United Nations ‘invented’ this day in […] Read more

#BritLitBerlin 2017: Diverse Voices, New Directions

On 26-28 January, the 32th British Council Literature Seminar opened its doors at the ever-inspiring Werkstatt der Kulturen (link). Seven authors and many seminar participants discussed the topic “Diverse Voices, New Directions”. This is the attempt of a summary plus links for further reading (at the end of the post). Read more

Interview with Sophie Hannah, Bethan Roberts and Kate Summerscale

This is a slightly abridged version of an interview conducted with the British authors Sophie Hannah, Bethan Roberts and Kate Summerscale in Berlin during the #BritLit seminar about “Brit Crime – A New Golden Age of Crime Writing?”. We talked about the involvement of authors in events and the promotion […] Read more

Representation of Women in the Literary Field – Can Blogs make a Difference?

On Wednesday, 14 September 2016, the German Women in Publishing – BücherFrauen e.V. – in Berlin invited their audience to discuss the opportunities that blogging offers in terms of participation and representation of women in the atmospheric Literaturhaus in Berlin. The two bloggers Zoë Beck ( and and Sabine […] Read more

Coming up: Event about Blogs and Women in Publishing (14.9.)

After a well-deserved summer break, we’re already planning the next reviews, articles and events – stay tuned for more details. Today, we’ll start with a short event notification about a literature blog event which is hosted by the Berlin BücherFrauen, the Women in Publishing, who were founded 26 years ago […] Read more

Indie Bookshop Week 2016!

Countless bookshops on in the UK and Ireland are celebrating the Independent Bookshop Week! The Indie Bookshop Week is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign and celebrates independent bookshops from 18th to 25th June 2016. Events range from readings, celebrations, reading groups, storytelling, author signings, literary lunches and […] Read more