A few weeks ago I was asked by Zócalo Public Square to participate in a roundtable on “Why Libraries’ Survival Matters”. We were asked to write about our favourite library, and while I’ve loved many libraries, in only one of them did I have research help from angels.

Read my piece, and the whole roundtable, here:


I teach medieval English at the University of Bonn, and write about literature, food, immigration, and dance.

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