A Street in Berlin: 1904 — 2014
Chair: Natasha Lehrer
Pascale Hugues embarks on a quest to learn more about the city she lives in, producing a stunning history in the process. Looking at one rather ordinary street — her own — and the people who lived there, she charts its history from 1904, through the dark days under Hitler and the humiliating aftermath of the war, to the arrival of David Bowie and Tangerine Dream, right up to the present day.
Pascale Hugues is a French writer and journalist who has reported for the French newspapers Libération and Le Point from Berlin for over 25 years. She also writes for numerous German publications, and is a columnist for the daily newspaper Der Tagesspiegel. Hannah’s Dress is a winner of the prestigious European Book Prize.
Natasha Lehrer is a writer, translator and editor. She writes regularly for magazines and newspapers including the TLS, Haaretz and the Guardian. In 2017, her co-translation of Suite for Barbara Loden by Nathalie Léger was awarded the 2017 Scott Moncrieff translation prize.