Bernd Brunner is a writer who divides his time between Istanbul and Berlin.

He has written for Lapham's Quarterly, The Paris Review Daily, Cabinet, The Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal Speakeasy, The Smart Set and various German-language publications such as Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tages-Anzeiger, Die Zeit, Zeit Geschichte, Deutschlandfunk, and Courrier International. Bernd has also been the guest on countless radio programs, including The Diane Rehm Show (NPR) and BBC Radio 4.
His books have been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Times, among many others.

"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

Essay "Istanbul Panorama" in Lapham's Quarterly,

Birdmania / Ornithomania is among the few nonfiction books selected for NEW BOOKS IN GERMAN. This guarantees a grant for translating the book into English.

Fellow and nonfiction resident of the Carey Institute for Global Good, New York

To contact him, please send an E-mail to bbrunner(at)