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Bernd Brunner

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Occupation  Writer
Name  Bernd Brunner
Language  German
Role  Writer
Period  2003-present
Genre  Non-fiction

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Born  May 27, 1964 (age 51) Berlin, Germany (1964-05-27)
Alma mater  Berlin School of Economics Free University of Berlin
Notable works  Bears: A Brief History (2007) Moon: A Brief History (2010) The Art of Lying Down (2013)
Books  The Art of Lying Down: A, Moon: A Brief History, The ocean at home, Bears, Inventing the Christma

Education  Free University of Berlin

inventing the christmas tree an introduction by bernd brunner

Bernd Brunner (born May 27, 1964) is a writer of non-fiction and essays. His best known works are peripatetic explorations of the relationship between people and deceptively simple subjects, such as bears, the moon, and lying down.


His essay on the street dogs of Istanbul, first published in The Smart Set was selected by Elizabeth Gilbert for the anthology The Best American Travel Writing 2013. Brunner divides his time between Istanbul and Berlin.

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Life and career

Brunner was born in Berlin, Germany. He graduated both from the Berlin School of Economics and the Free University of Berlin. As a recipient of a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service he spent an academic year at the University of Washington in 1991/92. He had editorial positions in television, magazine publishing and book publishing.

Brunner works at the crossroads of history, culture, and science and is the author of several books, including Bears: A Brief History and Moon: A Brief History which have been translated into several languages and were reviewed in major outlets such as The New York Times,, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, The Telegraph, The Times (London), The Sunday Times, The Washington Post, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Guardian.

He has contributed articles to magazines Lapham's Quarterly, The Paris Review Daily, The Smart Set, aeon, Cabinet, PBS Nature, The Wall Street Journal Speakeasy and The Huffington Post as well as various leading German-language publications including S├╝ddeutsche Zeitung, Neue Z├╝rcher Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, and Die Zeit. He lectured at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts and Culture in New York City, the Bancroft Library of the University of California at Berkeley, and the Goethe Institutes of San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Some of his books have been translated into Japanese, Korean, Italian, French, Russian, Norwegian and Turkish.

In 2016 he was fellow and nonfiction resident of the Carey Institute for Global Good in New York.


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