"I started thinking about this book around 2009, after the Lehmann Brothers crisis happened. I wanted to write about how big economic changes can impact personal life." Kristine Bilkau, 42, writer, Hamburg (DE).
"I turn a realistic idea into a little imaginary, you could say surrealistic, writing." Frank Witzel, 60, writer, Offenbach (DE).
"Every human being is made through his own story: a personal story, a family story or even a story of a country." Mirna Funk, 35, writer, journalist, Berlin (DE), Tel Aviv (IL).
"I really put all the love and all the effort in it that I could at that time." Karin Köhler, 42, writer, Hamburg (DE).
"It was supposed to be a non-fiction book, but it turned out to be a piece of literature." Per Leo, 43, writer, Berlin (DE).
"It's great, I don't know how to explain, but it's really awesome. You just keep reading, you want to know how it goes on." Paul Bühre, 16, scholier, Berlijn (Duitsland).
"It was a fascinating time for experiments, terrible political experiments, wonderful cultural experiments. and I tried to capture them." Philipp Blom, 44, writer, Vienna.