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A Mirror for my Counterpart

Can two halves of homelands become one?

When the muezzin sings, Huzur buries her head under her pillow. When her colleagues at the school in Wedding reduce her to her Turkish heritage, she comes to class wearing a headscarf - and is suspended. When a strange man at the ...


Immortality Isn’t a Solution Either

A Goethe-Schiller disaster

In 2014, the crisis-shaken book market causes even the sales of works by German classics Goethe and Schiller to plummet, which is why their publisher Cotta sends the two gentlemen (now 265 and 255 years old) on a reading tour. The itinerary will culminate in an open-air reading of Faust. Only ...

Don’t Forget a Single Word

Three eras, three women, three fates
Set in the Silesian town of Gleiwitz, the stories of Martha, Maria, and Magda trace the history of this border region: following the Germans, Poles, and Czechs, Christians and Jews, who loved and hated each other, were expelled and whose ...