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Trail of the unexpected: Burgenland
The Independent, 6 August 2011
Burgenland was Hungarian until 90 years ago, when residents voted to join Austria, creating a unique region.

Strange meeting
The New Statesman, 19 January 2009
You’re from London and you’re going to Kaliningrad?” a young man in Lithuania asked incredulously. “That’s like me going to Mars.”

The truth behind bravado in a bunker
The Independent, 8 September 2011
Why do falling tyrants hold out to the bitter end? Ian Kershaw, historian of the Third Reich, talks to C. J. Schüler

The Ultimate Literary Lunch 
The Independent, 24 May 2007
Virginia Woolf’s clafoutis, Kafka’s miso, Austen’s eggs – a novel set of recipes is cooking up a storm on stage in Paris.

Book Reviews

The Last Summer by Ricarda Huch, trans. Jamie Bulloch
European Literature Network, 12 April 2017
A epistolary tour de force set in Russia on the brink of revolution, by the ‘First Lady of European Literature’

The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke, trans. Jamie Bulloch
The Independent, 27 March 2013
A coming-of-age novel for Germany

A Journey to Nowhere by Paul Kauffmann, trans. Euan Cameron
The Independent, 4 August 2012
A quest for one of Europe’s vanished states brings close encounters with past and present

Next World Novella by Matthias Politycki, trans. Anthea Bell
The Independent, 26 April 2011
A German gem found in translation

Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck, trans. Susan Bernofsky
The Financial Times, 25 October 2010
A deeply engaging panorama of Germany’s troubled 20th-century history

Beside the Sea by Veromique Olmi, trans. Adriana Hunter
The Independent, 25 February 201-
A struggling mother takes one-way trip to the seaside

The Passport by Herta Muller, trans. Martin Chalmers
The Financial Times, 23 November 2009
An early novel by the Nobel laureate

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