Hello and welcome!
I am an award-winning multilingual writer living in the greater Munich area, between the big city bursting with culture and the peaceful German Alps. At different stages of my life, I also lived in Canada and Romania.
NEWS Flash Fiction Magazine – Book 3 is out and available on all major amazons. I am happy to have a story included in this book.
Last year, the collaborative book Munich Stories was launched at The Munich Readery, Augustenstr. 104. I wrote 8 short stories in 4 weeks for this project; they were illustrated by Pung Worathiti Manosroi. We read, discussed creative process, and sang jazz. Here’s a video of your book; also check it out on goodreads.
I write poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Additionally, I have experience with writing and editing scientific documents for various audiences (I happen to have a PhD in Chemistry). Over the years, I’ve been actively involved in many theatre, spoken word, and interactive writing events. I feel inspired by collaborations across disciplines.
My story The Artist — inspired by a visual experiment that I saw at the Tate Modern Museum in London, UK — was short-listed in the Listowels Writers’ Week Original – Short Story Competition and long-listed in the Disquiet International Program literary contest. The Disquiet readers judged the story as having “beautiful prose and an emotionally compelling scene tied together with a deft sensory metaphor”.
In 2016, I also collaborated with multimedia artist Emmy Horstkamp; her video installation “Will God Leave Me Alone?” based on my short story “On Death” was on display at Odeonsplatz, Munich for three weeks. I was also featured in a guest post and discussion with Sarah Selecky as her in-the-spotlight writer.
My latest creative non-fiction piece, a finalist in Tupelo’s Quarterly prose open contest last winter, also has a shorter German version, which won the first Text + Bild contest last year. I read and discussed it with the audience at the magazine’s Release Party in Düsseldorf. You can read it online or get a free hard copy of the magazine in bookstores and literary cafés around Germany and Austria.