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How kindness can transform a life – A review of Gail Honeyman’s novel “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”

Isabella Kremer reviews Gail Honeyman’s debut novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins, 2017) for Literary Field Kaleidoscope. The novel won the Costa Debut Novel Award and three accolades at the British Book Awards (2018): Debut of the Year, Overall Winner and Marketing Campaign of the Year (it was indeed […] Read more

Review: “The Lesser Bohemians” by Eimear McBride – Things that do not belong together

Second novels are often a difficult transitional achievement. Our reviewer Taylor Hebert was disappointed by Eimar McBride’s The Lesser Bohemians. During a pandemic, it reminds us of the cultural world as it used to be but whether nostalgia coupled with laboured stylishness will help us through these times is questionable. 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

Transitioning from Migration – The final day at Berlin’s African Book Festival 2019

Our guest author Wiebke Beushausen attended the last day of the African Book Festival and wrote two reports about the panels “Your Next Good Read” and “Should All Writers Be Feminists?” for the Literary Field Kaleidoscope. This year’s African Book Festival went by way too quickly. After three days full […] Read more

#BritLitBerlin 2019: “Cities in Contemporary UK Literature”

Our guest authors Sonya Permiakova attended this year’s #BritLitBerlin conference about “Cities in Contemporary UK Literature” and shares some of her impressions with us. The programme of this year’s British Culture Literature Seminar was brought together by award-winning poet Michael Symmons Roberts – and it was due to his effort […] Read more

Knights Of Books Make the Perfect Christmas Present: Treat the Small Human in Your Life to One This Year

Our guest author Melanie Ramdarshan Bold introduces us to the indie publisher Knights Of, whose books want to “give windows into as many worlds as possible”, and explains how they have been disrupting the UK publishing industry. And as Christmas is around the corner, Melanie also included some recommendations for […] Read more

Storytelling and Political Activism: “Refugee Tales” and its Call to End Indefinite Immigration Detention in the UK

Our guest author Jana Wiggenhauser writes about the Refugee Tales project, questions of representation and agency, the power of storytelling, and what might happen if people actually listen and take action.  “Maybe the real story begins here in this office, before you press record and we look in the mirror […] Read more