Bernd Brunner is a writer who divides his time between Istanbul and Berlin.

He has written for Lapham's Quarterly, The Paris Review Daily, Aeon, Quartz, The Public Domain Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Wall Street Journal Speakeasy, Cabinet, Huffington Post, and The Smart Set. His books have been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Times, among many others.

"Superb non-fiction books. ... They are archives unto themselves. A repository for dreams, visions, and fears." Die Zeit

"An exquisitely beautiful book ...These stories about birds are ultimately reflections on the curious nature of humanity itself"
Helen Macdonald ("H is for Hawk") on "Birdmania - A Remarkable Passion for Birds"

"Written in such a strange and dreamy voice that it felt to me like an Italo Calvino short story, curiously translated from some lost, obscure language."
Elizabeth Gilbert ("Eat, Pray, Love") on "The Wild Dogs of Istanbul" in Best American Travel Writing 2013

To contact him, please send an E-mail to bbrunner(at)