(Photo: Under a somewhat grey sky, not far from Salzburg)

Under a Grey Sky is the website of the writer and editor Paul Scraton. Paul is a British-born, Berlin-based writer and editor in chief of Elsewhere: A Journal of Place. His books include Ghosts on the Shore: Travels along Germany’s Baltic coast (Influx Press, 2017) and The Idea of a River: Walking out of Berlin (Readux, 2015). His debut work of fiction is Built on Sand, published by Influx Press in April 2019 and is a novel-in-stories set in Berlin and Brandenburg. His work has appeared in Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, Literary Hub, hidden europe, Caught by the River, The Island Review, SAND Journal, Bokvennen Litterær Avis and The Lonely Crowd, among other publications, in print and online. He has been a contributor to BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Ulster, Deutsche Welle online, The Detail TV and Monocle 24’s Urbanist show, as well as Radioeins and rbbKultur radio in Germany.

You can find information about Paul’s guided walks in Berlin here, and his books and other publications here.

A keen runner and outdoor enthusiast, in 2021 Paul is running 30 half marathons in 30 weeks for the Pahar Trust Nepal. More information on the Justgiving fundraising page.

Most of the photography featured on Under a Grey Sky is by Katrin Schönig. Katrin was born in Berlin, grew up on the Baltic, and uses photography as a means of exploring her own passion for place. You can visit Katrin’s Instagram page here.

The Grey Sky Appreciation Society:

Since Under a Grey Sky was launched in 2011, there have been a number of guest contributors to the website including: Dave Long, Tom Salmon, Tony Platt, Jasmine Salmon, Julia Stone, Chris Hughes, Annika Ruohonen, Andy Short, David Salmon, Sharon Blackie, Sheila Scraton, Matt Lancashire, George McKinney, Tim Halpin, Phil Scraton, Nick Hunt, Beatrix Campbell, Terry Enright, Ciarán Ó Brolcháin, Diana Hale, Barry Sheppard, Bree Carlton, Miles Richardson, Ian Hill. Thanks to all who have taken the time to write for Under a Grey Sky.


Questions and queries: paulscraton [at] googlemail (dot) com

Paul Scraton on Twitter: @underagreysky