Vanessa Berry

  Discover Vanessa's perspective on Germany in her regular blog and see what her “worm’s eye view” on Berlin, Leipzig and Sydney reveals.

    Blueprint for a New City

    1. Prestige car and furniture showrooms will be converted to ice-skating rinks.

    2. Excavation sites will be sandpits for the giant boy.

    3. The giant boy squashes three-bedroom houses like they are cupcakes. Watch out!

    4. The water will be dosed with a chemical that turns everyone into synaesthetes.

    5. The 7-11s will be photographic studios, where people can drop in for three a.m. portraits. More ...

    Eugen Ruge wins the German Book Prize 2011

    His novel “In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts” is an autobiographical story of an East German family and his incredible literary debut.