2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's demise. Those of us who remember the wall coming down will know that it seemed to mark, as Fukyama
famously put it, the 'end of history'. In Present Tense, our non-fiction strand, we discuss democracy's 'mid- life crisis' and the Age of Anger. We examine our own Border and take a moment to consider how writing shapes and draws the wider world's attention to the complexities of a conflict zone and the lives of those who survive within.