As everyone on and outside the web is busy discussing about the results of the US elections - I missed last nigh party in town, I know - I will post some pictures I took a couple of months ago at the American Academy in Berlin. The debate and the results were watched there too, in a very high class ambiance that you can usually find in some sophisticated corners of Washington DC. The place is lovely, there is a perfect retreat that many American writers enjoyed lately. Among them, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer and Nicole Krauss - just to refer to my favorites visitors of Berlin in the last years. Besides supporting the personalities from the world of literature, the American Academy offers regularly fellowships to political scientists and international relations experts that are looking for a quiet place to write down their new books. The library is rich and the ambiance is very inspiring, whatever your domain of study is.
Here are a couple of snapshots took while being present at a discussion of Nathan Englander's latest book.