Tag Archives: Schlager

In Memoriam Dieter Thomas Heck

German TV personality and actor Dieter Thomas Heck died today aged 80. Here is a video obituary with many clips, courtesy of ZDF. Unfortunately, there is no English language obituary anywhere (honestly, Deutsche Welle, that’s your job), so I had … Continue reading

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Death threats for reviewers, sexed-up classics, judging books by their covers and a dead German singer

We’ve all heard about the Stop the Goodreads Bullies uproar by now (I’m not dignifying that site with a link – google it if you must). And now a film critic has received death threats – for daring to give … Continue reading

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One interview, two celebrity deaths, two cool links and Gauck

Today I am interviewed by fantasy and YA writer Emily Ann Ward at her blog. Come on over and say hello. All the interviews I’ve done so far can be accessed from the interview page, by the way. What is … Continue reading

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Two touchstones of a 1970s childhood die – and some writing links

I’m busy with translation work, so here’s a linkdump: Lilith Saintcrow discusses her writing process and her decompression process once she has finished something. The Clarion people have a great interview with Jim Butcher. I particularly like this bit: One … Continue reading

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