The Uncommon Travellers –
Eve Lucas has lived in Berlin, Bonn, Brussels, London, Moscow, Paris and Washington DC. She has worked as a freelance travel writer since 2003 for Spotlight Magazine. From 2011-2015, she was film editor of the Exberliner city magazine, for which she still writes book reviews. She contributed towards Monocle’s Berlin City Guide. She also works as a freelance translator.
Priya Basil was born in London and grew up in Kenya. In 2002 she moved to Berlin, where she still lives. She’s published two novels and a novella, as well as numerous articles and essays for various publications, including The Guardian, Lettre International, Die Zeit, Neue Zürchner Zeitung and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Her work has been nominated for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Priya is a co-founder of Authors for Peace, a political platform for writers and artists, established in 2010.
Margaret Davis is a Canadian journalist living and working near Munich. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa and an MA in mass communication from the University of Leicester in England. A homebody by nature, as a teenager she started forcing herself to go to places and to do things that were beyond her experience and often considerably beyond her abilities — a strategy that got her into trouble on numerous occasions. It still does.
Gladys Abankwa-Meier-Klodt grew up in North America and Ghana. Always an avid writer, the McGill University trained microbiologist nominally defected from the natural sciences some 20 years ago and has been writing, designing and training others to communicate across cultures ever since. Her work includes the first architectural history of New Delhi’s purpose-built diplomatic enclave and initiation of a series of workshops to prepare Federal Foreign Office (Berlin) families for ex- and repatriation. Following life-enriching stays in Russia, the US, the UK and India, she now divides her time between Bucharest and the greater Berlin area.