I'm extremely honored to join the ranks of the amazing writers who have been interviewed for the NYC based Lit Up show.

Host Angela Ledgerwood met me in Italy in June to discuss my book, migration, sex work and life in Tuscany. 

You can listen to the interview here

"Perfectly done, with so much humor and outrage both, 
Across the Big Blue Sea says more than most anything I've read about the 'refugee crisis' and how the system is set up to fail, even the best-intentioned and most well-meaning (without shying away from the fact that plenty of people involved are neither)."


Lauren Collins, The New Yorker staff writer and author of When in French


For more Lit Up interviews dealing with the topic of migration, listen to Mohsin Hamid talking about Exit West (just longlisted for the Man Booker Prize) and the Muslim travel ban, Jin Min Lee on Pachinko and the history of the Korean immigrant experience in Japan, and watch the fabulous The Daily Show host Trevor Noah discuss Born A Crime with Angela.

And - totally unrelated, but just the thing that got me through this crazy hot Tuscan Sunday afternoon -  Alyssa Mastromonaco, on how she ended up working as Obama's Deputy Chief of Staff (and what the president thinks of planes without cup holders...).  

Wishing you all a good summer!


Across the Big Blue Sea: Good Intentions and Hard Lessons in an Italian Refugee Home is available from all major online retailers or from your local bookstore: 
Paperback ISBN: 979-12-200-1593-6

Ebook ISBN: 979-12-200-1594-3

To support the book, please remember to leave reviews (e.g. on Amazon, Goodreads). 
Copyright © 2017 Katja Meier, All rights reserved.

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