The Meridian Hotel

“We are drinking tea in the lobby of the Meridian Hotel. We are measuring from this spot.”

A breakthrough essay for me, written six years ago. Not connected to any project, but as obsessed with history and lyricism as anything I’ve done since. The Nazi Alois Brunner never faced any court, and the chief investigator pursuing him reported late last year that he is 99% certain that Brunner died in 2010.