Common People –
“We’ve had enough and we are coming”

(The quote in the title is from the poem “Tough” by Tony Walsh (aka Longfella), published in Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers, ed. by Kit de Waal (Unbound, 2019).) On International Workers Day 2019, the anthology Common People was launched (first in a pub, then at the […] Read more

Die Liebe in Zeiten der Leistungsgesellschaft

Our guest author Patrick Helber writes about Liv Strömquist’s new feministist Comic Ich fühl’s nicht, which was translated into German by Katharina Erben and published by Avant Verlag. In ihrem neuen feministischen Comic Ich fühl’s nicht, nimmt die schwedische Politikwissenschaftlerin und Zeichnerin Liv Strömquist das gegenwärtige Beziehungsverhalten von Menschen im globalen […] Read more

Students’ Corner: Review of “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

Today, Chiara Harrison Lambe, a student at the Centre for British Studies in Berlin, shares her review of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go (Faber, 2005) and claims that it hasn’t lost any of its emotional force over the years. Never Let Me Go opens with its narrator, Kathy […] Read more

Caution: Reading in Progress! We’re all mad here…

Sandra van Lente meldet sich aus London, wo sie zusammen mit Dr Anamik Saha an der Goldsmiths Universität im Projekt „Rethinking ‚Diversity‘ in Pubishing“ aktiv ist. Hier stellt sie kurz drei Bücher vor, die ihren Weg vielleicht nicht unbedingt in den deutschen Buchhandel finden werden (was sehr schade wäre): Bernardine […] Read more

Caution: Reading in Progress!

In our new format we are going to write about books we are currently reading. This is an experiment and a work-in-progress. So please don’t expect a polished review or an in-depth reading with final conclusions and what not. What we want to do in this category is to give […] Read more

A Moving Tribute to a Creative Life: Judith Kerr’s Creatures. A Celebration of Her Life and Work

Gesa Stedman reviews Judith Kerr’s illustrated autobiography and finds inspiration in it. The book was published in German to coincide with the author’s 95th birthday. For German readers, Judith Kerr is best known for her novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, an autobiographical novel for older children about the Kerr […] Read more