Bernd Brunner

Bernd Brunner works at the crossroads of literature, science and history. He has written for Lapham's Quarterly, The Paris Review Daily, Courrier International, TLS, Wall Street Journal Speakeasy, Aeon, Quartz, The Public Domain Review, Cabinet, and various German newspapers and magazines. A fellow of the Logan Nonfiction Program, Bernd has lectured at the Bard Graduate Center, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the American Museum of Natural History, the Goethe Institutes of Washington D.C. and San Francisco, the Bancroft Library and the Botanical Garden of the University of California at Berkeley. He divides his time between Istanbul and Berlin. You can reach him at bbrunner(at)

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

"Bernd Brunner masters the tricky balancing act between science and cultural history with great aplomb. His many books display meticulous attention to detail - and provide his readers with an experience that is equally informative and entertaining."

"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, author of Eat, Pray, Love, on "The Wild Dogs of Istanbul" in Best American Travel Writing 2013