Friday, August 29, 2008

What is good dubbing?

Please click here to watch the new ad for the ONE Campaign.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Jewish Week

Please click here to read an interview with me about Berlin and the Jewish themes explored in This Must Be the Place.

(At left is a drawing I love by the artist Stephanie Snider. It could be an illustration of my novel!)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The New York Times Book Review

"Stealthily original...In This Must Be the Place, Winger avoids the braggadocio of typical expatriate fiction, telling a story rooted in universal human emotions - love, loneliness, grief, fear of change and, yes, hope - among people whose identity is more complicated than their citizenship."

It is a rare and wonderful experience to be understood. To read the rest of this fantastic review, please click here.

The gorgeous illustration of Sally Bowles hugging the Berlin Bear that accompanied the review is by Monika Aichele.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Review in The New York Sun

"This Must Be the Place is a smart, tasteful novel...Ms. Winger's ...German characters look back not to the recent years of change, or to the difficult years after World War II, but to the '80s, when West Berlin's cultural orientation was more pro-American than it is now. Walter's favorite meeting restaurant is called the Wild West. In the world of the novel, Walter is a kind of "good German" because he is an American German. His mother was American, and he spent a year in California, where he played Prince Charming at Disneyland. His friend Orson, an ambitious German director, needles Hope when she mentions the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Like a true Berliner, he is sensitive to the uses and abuses of suffering as "social capital." But Walter, Tom Cruise's voice in Germany, defends her. This Must Be the Place is at heart a sophisticated romantic comedy, but geopolitics are never far away."

Please click on the post title to read the whole review.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

August Reading Dates!

CAMBRIDGE on August 19:
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, 7pm

SAN FRANCISCO on August 21:
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street at 7:30pm

LOS ANGELES on August 22:
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. at 7pm

NEW YORK on August 25:
Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby Street in SoHo at 7pm