In his memoir piece ‘The B.O.G. Standard’, printed in our ‘Aliens’ issue, Philip Oltermann describes his disorientation as a German schoolboy who arrives in Britain for the first time. He spoke to Ollie Brock for the Granta Podcast about English bathrooms and German car engines, and how his experience as an outsider became the nexus of his forthcoming book.


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Photograph by Philip Oltermann

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