Syd Atlas

Syd Atlas


Syd Atlas is author of the newly released memoir,  ‘Das Jahr ohne Worte’ (Rowohlt Verlag), a poignant and powerful love story. Her podcast  “Sleeping with Syd + Holger”   - conversations about sleeping, dreaming and how to have a good rest and good life - is on air each Thursday at 9pm (CET) on clubhouse.

The Elephant Vanishes

Haruki Murakami
The Elephant Vanishes (象の消滅, Zō no shōmetsu) is a collection of 17 short stories by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. In the tales, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display.

Whether Haruki Murakami’s hero is ironing a shirt, drinking a cold beer or making a stir fry of beef and sprouts, I feel woven into the mysterious fabric of another world. 

The first thing I ever read of his was the short story, “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning”. I’ve read it many times since. It’s about love, memory, is there a perfect other for you, lost chances, stories within stories. My heart breaks and the little hairs on my arm bristle as the two lovers meant to be together pass each other on a crowded street in Tokyo.

Syd Atlas

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