African Book Festival 2021 –
Music to my Ears

For the first time in a loooong time, I’ve attended a literature event: the African Book Festival in Berlin, run by InterKontinental and curated by Kalaf Epalanga. This year’s festival highlighted the craft of authors and artists from Angola, but the programme also included, among others, authors from Nigeria, South […] Read more

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

International Book Market Data, curtesy of Frankfurt Book Fair 2020

Frankfurt Book Fair created an online edition this year. Actually, they went back and forth in the run-up and gradually reduced the face-to-face or on-location parts before deciding to go completely online in these special times. While many people expressed their disappointment at this, I can’t actually imagine something as […] 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