Chilean writer Lina Meruane is driven by a question: “Is it true that faces portray and carry an identity?” Not really, she concludes. But what is a face, then? Or rather: What makes a face? Lena Baumann met Lina at the end of summer term.
A square, dim-lit office in Dahlem, the day of departure of this winter session’s Samuel Fischer guest professor of literature. Bestselling author Andrew Sean Greer talks to Alfonso Maestro about his Berlin sojourn, the bittersweet experience of writing and his lifelong acquaintance with abstract art.