Bibliodiversity, Fair Speech and Cultural Resilience –
an Interview with the Feminist Author and Publisher Susan Hawthorne

This spring, I had the great pleasure to meet Susan Hawthorne, who was invited to Berlin by the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin and spoke on account of the publication of the German translation of her book “Bibliodiversity”, translated by Doris Hermanns and published by Verbrecher Verlag in March 2017 (link). In […] 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

Interview with an agent! Dr Saskia von Hoegen and her literary agency

Sandra van Lente interviewed Dr Saskia von Hoegen on her work as a literary agent agency, different legal cultures and changes in the work of agencies through e-publishing. LFK: Could you briefly explain what your main tasks as an agent are and where your chief areas of activity lie? SvH: […] Read more

Interview: Anita Djafari, managing director of Litprom and “Woman in Publishing of the Year 2016”

Anita Djafari, managing director of Litprom, was elected “Woman in Publishing of the Year 2016” (“BücherFrau des Jahres 2016”). The author, translator, and publisher Zoë Beck interviewed Anita Djafari for the online publication CulturMag. Zoë Beck and Anita Djafari kindly allowed us to translate their interview for our international “Literary […] Read more

#BritLitBerlin: an interview with a German editor

During the Berlin Literature Seminar on “Brit Crime – A New Golden Age of Crime Writing?”, organized jointly by the British Council and the Centre for British Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Sandra van Lente conducted a short interview with Helga Frese-Resch, editor at the independent German publishing house Kiepenheuer & Witsch. […] Read more