Thursday, 3 March 2011
Philip Oltermann on German Alienism
Granta 114 is dedicated to "aliens" in unfamiliar cultures. Among many other great pieces, the German-born journalist Philip Oltermann writes about what it was like to move to London at the age of 16. Many amusing observations about British life from a German perspective. And you can listen to Oltermann in a podcast, reading and interviewed with some rather irritating tinkly music in the background now and then. He also talks about his upcoming non-fiction book on Anglo-German encounters - Kevin Keegan and Berti Vogts and "Dinner for One", for example. I'm looking forward to it.