My (Linda LaRoche) interview by Marie Therese Norris of The French Touch:
In a few days it will have been twenty years since the Berlin Wall’s collapse. Who would have ever thought that it would go without or a single shot being fired,
There were a handful of reasons why I left Berlin in 1993 and returned to the States, each framed by earlier events, but today I recall the whirlwind of my German memories in which I was immersed.
The best part of being in Europe was everyone I met. Bright young women and men, all artists, who measured their lives with the passion they expressed, buzzing and beating their wings around town- to me Berlin was a hive.
After attending the Frankfurt book fair, http://www.buchmesse.de/en/fbf which is actually a publishing convention minus writers, I settle in to begin a new chapter of my life in Berlin.