• Cork, Ireland: The Place of Literature in a City Rising

    While Cork, Ireland is a city transformed by globalization and gentrification, it's literary figures still reinforce the city's distinct feel.

    Drinking with the Ghost: Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen in Portugal

    On a recent trip to Porto, Portugal Katie Orphan reads and reflects on Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen's collection of short stories, "Exemplary Tales."

    Alternative Berlin

    By Alex Cocotas I first visited Berlin in March 2008. The highlight of my trip was the Alternative Berlin Tour. …

    Are Literary Festivals the New Coffeehouses?

    By Justin Lancy This weekend, the 13th annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival gets underway — bringing together a mix …

    Berlin Scenes

    By Alex Cocotas Berlin is a waiting room. Last week we went to a dinner party. There were Syrians, Israelis, …