Esther Yi

Esther Yi is a writer in Berlin. Her reportage and criticism have appeared in The AtlanticCinema ScopeBookforum, and other publications. She lives online here.


How to Say Nothing

Is it possible to read or write a book in a vacuum, disregarding prizes, public opinion, academic discourse, or artistic precedent? How do we shake off the pervasive self-consciousness of the literary establishment? And do we dare trust its declarations of greatness?...

Your Story Is Mine to Tell

Francine Prose’s novel Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 concerns itself with an essential feature of the biography — it is doomed to failure....

“Walls Are Not Everlasting”: Preserving the East Side Gallery in Berlin