Joseph Pearson is a writer and historian based in Berlin since 2008. He is the author of Berlin (Reaktion Press/University of Chicago distr., 2017), a portrait of the capital. His second book, My Grandfather’s Knife, was published by HarperCollins in 2022. A third book will be published in 2025. Dr Pearson is a contributing writer for the BBC, Newsweek, and Monocle magazine, Lettre International, the New England Review, AGNI, Geist, Prism International, and he works as the house essayist of the Schaubühne Theatre in Berlin. With a doctorate in history from the University of Cambridge (UK), he has taught at Columbia University and New York University. He currently lectures at a German university, the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, a peace project which brings together artists from conflict zones. He is represented by Peters Fraser Dunlop (PFD) literary agents in London. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  [Professional Website]