What Birds Know
What Birds Know is a novel inspired by real events, set in the former East Germany and told over 72 hours. A meditation on migration and the boundaries that divide countries and families, this is the story of a father’s struggle to make peace with a life of freedom gained at the expense of his child.
Holly Hubbard Preston
Holly Hubbard Preston is a freelance journalist, essayist and most recently published fiction writer. Attracted to places and people often overlooked, her work seeks to reveal the universal truths hidden in the shadows of an ordinary life.
Her non-fiction work has appeared in the New York Times Global Edition, where she was a regular contributor for 14 years, along with numerous other mainstream magazines and newspapers.
A regular contributor to NPR’s San Francisco affiliate, her recorded Perspectives have accompanied Bay Area residents to work and school and the breakfast table for going on 20 years. Of late, you can find her on Medium, too.
A Northern California native, she has lived in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., and Nuremberg, Germany.