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    The lit colony of Kreuzkölln

    Berlin’s English-language literature scene has blossomed over the years, with ever more readings, writing workshops and meet-ups. Two local protagonists recount how a certain pioneering English bookshop influenced their respective paths. Read more

    Mar 22, 2019

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    The real Sally Bowles

    Berlin’s most famous British expat is arguably Christopher Isherwood’s Sally Bowles. But the real-life woman behind the fictional character, Jean Ross, was so much more than a silly dilettante who sang badly... Read more

    Mar 22, 2019

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    Germany's (French) lit bad boy: Michel Houellebecq

    Michel Houellebecq’s latest opus “Serotonin” came out in Germany last month to the usual critical frenzy. Read here why the French author is so beloved here and join our screening at Lichtblick Kino on Feb 26. Read more

    Feb 21, 2019

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    Hitchcock in Babelsberg

    Few people know that before churning out blockbusters in Hollywood the legendary British director started his career in Potsdam’s UFA studios, the centre of the world’s film industry in the early 20th century. Read more

    Feb 15, 2019

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