Eva Claudia Schweitzer
Founder, Berlinica Publishing

Eva Claudia Schweitzer is the founder and owner of Berlinica Publishing LLC, a Manhattan-based publisher devoted to all things Berlin in English: mostly books—both fiction and non-fiction—but also movies and music. Like Jack Kerouac, she also spends a lot of time on the road, especially in the American Southwest. She has written seven books, among them Manhattan Moments, a light-hearted short story collection about life in New York City, a Ph.D. on the redevelopment of Times Square, and a book on the Tea Party. Although she has never aged past thirty-five, she has worked as a journalist for twenty-five years, originally as a metro reporter in Berlin, and since 1998 as a foreign correspondent in New York, covering media, entertainment and politics for various German newspapers and magazines. She divides her time between Berlin and Manhattan, where she lives in a former hotel in Times Square that once hosted Lee Harvey Oswald.