“A Counter-History of Crime Fiction” by Maurizio Ascari – Rediscovering the Origins of a Genre

Today, Katarina Živković, one of our students at the Centre for British Studies in Berlin, reviews Maurizio Ascari’s A Counter-History of Crime Fiction and tells us why it captured her. While doing research for a university paper, I happened to stumble upon a slender little volume that claimed to provide […] 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

#BritLitBerlin 2016: Celebrating British Crime Fiction

The British Council in Germany, in cooperation with the Centre for British Studiesat Humboldt University Berlin, organised its 31st Literature Seminar in late January (link to the event’s website). Readings and talks with contemporary British authors are at the heart of this event. But the highlight for many participants is […] Read more