Joseph Pearson is an award-winning 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. A new book, My Grandfather’s Knife, is forthcoming with HarperCollins in 2022. Dr Pearson is a contributing writer for the BBC, Newsweek, and Monocle magazine, the New England Review, AGNI, 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 is currently nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  [Professional Website]