The Documentary: World Book Café – Berlin
The Documentary: World Book Café – Berlin (Wednesday, 11.30am, BBC World Service) asks what makes the German capital a haven for writers.
Recorded in St George’s Bookshop in Berlin in front of an eager book loving audience, the BBC’s Damien McGuinness and his guests ask what makes this city’s bookish hearts beat and why has it been such a haven for writers over many years.
On the panel are the local radio presenter and book lover Gesa Ufer and Sharon Dodua Otoo – a British Ghanaian writer – who moved to Berlin 10 years ago and recently won one of Germany’s most prestigious literary prizes. Tillman Rammestedt on the joys of a cliffhanger – he wrote his novel by publishing a chapter a day in serial form. While novelist Tanja Ducker has been working within the refugee community helping writers from Syria articulate their experiences through fiction and poetry.