Bernd Brunner is a writer who divides his time between Istanbul and Berlin. To contact him, please send an E-mail to bbrunner(at)

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

"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

He has written for Lapham's Quarterly, The Smart Set, Cabinet, The Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal Speakeasy and various German-language publications such as Die Welt, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tages-Anzeiger, Zeit Geschichte, mare, and Natur. Bernd has also been the guest on countless radio programs.

Essay "Istanbul Panorama" in Lapham's Quarterly