Back in autumn 2007, NBG saw great potential in a new crime series by German author Volker Kutscher. ‘Villains galore!’, our reviewer exclaimed. Little did we know that exactly ten years later the series would find its way onto television screens across the world. Niall Sellar, who is translating the books for Sandstone Press, tells NBG his Babylon Berlin tale.
With three bestselling novels under his belt, Benedict Wells is an outstanding representative of Germany’s new crop of young writers, with a knack for capturing the spirit of his generation.
Anne Boden talks to the author about his writing and Berlin’s place in it.