A major contribution to our understanding of literature and politics in the tumult of interwar Germany -- Harold James A masterpiece of biography Choice (USA) Informative and engaging The Times Literary Supplement Williams's life is astute, rigorously researched and engrossing -- John Dugdale Guardian Williams's reading of Fallada's work is superb, her engagement with Ditzen and his family and friends uncanny. A calmly authoritative biography -- Eileen Battersby Irish Times
About the Author
Jenny Williams is Senior Lecturer in German at Dublin City University. She has worked on Fallada's life and writings for many years. Her biography is based on published and unpublished sources, including family letters and interviews.