Articles, Reviews, Interviews

Articles

  • Sandra van Lente (SvL): The Literary Field in France – a Glimpse at our Neighbours (link)
  • Gesa Stedman (GS): “The Literary Field in the UK – Recent Trends and Developments” (overview article) (link)
  • Sandra van Lente: “A Book is a Book is a Book?! – E-Books in the Literary Field” (link)

Interviews

  • Passion and commerce – an interview with an independent bookseller in Paris (SvL) (link)
  • Interview with the authors Sophie Hannah, Bethan Roberts and Kate Summerscale (SvL) (link)
  • Interview with an agent! Dr Saskia von Hoegen and her literary agency (SvL) (link)
  • Sandra van Lente’s translation of an interview between author and publisher Zoë Beck and Anita Djafari, managing director of Litprom and “Woman in Publishing of the Year 2016” (link)
  • Interview with the editor Helga Frese-Resch (Kiepenheuer & Witsch) on crime fiction and more (SvL) (link to English version, link to German version)
  • Interview with former Booker Prize judge Valentine Cunningham (GS) (link)

Reviews

  • Gesa Stedman: The Bricks That Don’t Build a Novel: Kate Tempest’s First (link)
  • Gesa Stedman: Reader’s Report: Short Reviews of Recent and Not So Recent Novels (link)
  • Gesa Stedman: Global Pudding – Review of Zadie Smith’s new novel Swing Time (link)
  • Jürgen Enkemann: British Films at the Berlinale 2017 (link)
  • Gesa Stedman: “‘Von-derful, darlink‘ – Charlotte Mendelson’s Novel Almost English” (link)
  • Gesa Stedman: “Painstaking Research, But Not Such a Good Read – Sarah Waters The Paying Guests” (link)
  • Margarete Zimmermann: “Die erste französische Buchhandlung in Berlin: Françoise Frenkel, Rien où poser sa tête.” (link)
  • Jürgen Enkemann: “The Literary Field and Recent British Cinema: Genius by Michael Grandage” (link)
  • Gesa Stedman: “Review: Sarah Hall, The Wolf Border (2015)” (link)
  • Sandra Müller: “A Conservative Backlash in UK Publishing? The Case of Maggie Gee’s The White Family” (link)

Posts about Events

  • #BritLitBerlin 2017: Diverse Voices, New Directions (SvL) (link)
  • Scottish Crime in Berlin – Public Reading with Denise Mina (SvL) (link)
  • “To see what’s possible in poetry” – Frances Leviston in Berlin (first public “Literary Field Kaleidoscope” reading) (SvL) (link)
  • Representation of Women in the Literary Field – Can Blogs make a Difference? (SvL) (link)
  • Literature & Licenses in London 2016 (London Book Fair) (SvL) (link)
  • #BritLitBerlin 2016: Celebrating British Crime Fiction (SvL) (link)

Obituaries

  • Derek Walcott Obituary – Unity and Division Created by the Ocean (GS and SvL) (link)
  • No More Princess Smartypants: Obituary for Children’s Book Writer Babette Cole (GS) (link)
  • Death of more than a Salesman (Robert Kiepert) (GS) (link)
  • Death of a Gentleman Publisher (Lord Weidenfeld) (GS) (link)