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On Ferdinand von Schirach's Terror (2015)

Ferdinand von Schirach’s latest book Terror contains the play Terror and von Schirach’s speech on the occasion of the M100-Sanssouci Media Award for Charlie Hebdo. On the back of the book, von Schirach states that he wrote the play before the attack on Charlie Hebdo and wrote the speech before the attacks in Paris on November 13 2015. 671 more words


I Wish That I Could Stick Around Berlin*

Berlin has a tumultuous – some would even say at times tortuous – history. Politics and world events have had a tremendous impact on the city, too. 1,179 more words

Philip Kerr

Prove My Hypotheses*

One of the things that academic types do is research. Even if you’re not an academic, I’ll bet you’ve had your own experience with research. Writers do it when they’re planning books. 937 more words

Agatha Christie

The Collini Case and The Girl Who Wasn’t There by Ferdinand von Schirach

Ferdinand von Schirach was a lawyer before he became a writer. A popular choice for lawyers. It can’t be that much fun. His first book was ‘Verbrechen’ or ‘Crime’ in English, his second book was Schuld/Guilt. 230 more words


The Collini Case - Ferdinand von Schirach (trans. Anthea Bell)

For German Lit Month 2012 I read Ferdinand von Schirach’s collection of crime short stories Crime & Guilt largely based on his experiences as one of Germany’s most prominent defence lawyers.   241 more words


The Girl Who Wasn't There by Ferdinand von Schirach

Perception and reality…

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Sebastian von Eschburg has a troubled childhood. Son of a mother who seems incapable of warmth and a father who is terminally depressed, he also has a condition, never quite confirmed to be synaesthesia, that means he sees colours oddly and has visual hallucinations. 614 more words

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