I’m a Berlin-based writer who has been working in Europe since 1989. My work appears in The Nation, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, and elsewhere. I’ve authored several books on European politics and was Global Editor at Internationale Politik for five years. I served in the postwar civilian administrations in the Balkans and was a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.
My Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, The Wall and the Birth of the New Berlin (The New Press, 2017) is now on sale: order here.
“Hockenos’ secret history of Berlin is an extraordinarily gripping insider’s guide to the past and present of this unique, shape-shifting city. Berlin Calling offers savvy hints as to its intriguing possible futures. This is the book every Berlin aficionado needs to own.” Frederick Taylor, historian, author of The Berlin Wall: A World Divided, 1961-1989