I enjoy writing and telling stories in all conceivable forms. Besides songwriting, I have written plays for theater and radio, short film scripts, poetry, prose and non-fiction.
Some of my favourite storytellers and influences are as eclectic as Astrid Lindgren, Michael Ende, Rainer Maria Rilke, Mascha Kaleko, Stephen Fry, Jennifer Egan, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Douglas Adams, Charles Baudelaire, Jane Austen, Ali Smith, Max Goldt, Eddie Izzard, Paul Auster, Meg Rosoff, Neil Gaiman, Dodie Smith, Virginia Woolf, Walt Whitman, Miranda July, Bill Watterson, Charlie Kaufman, Armando Iannucci, Rob Sykes, Sophia Heyland and Lucy Duggan. They are all amazing in different ways and well worth checking out :)
I studied dramatic writing in workshops with German playwrights Moritz Rinke and Theresia Walser and screenwriting with Roger Hyams at the London Film School.
I am a contributing journalist for Europe & Me magazine. Find my latest article here.
This story has recently been selected by the Isis magazine fiction competition.
My radio plays and film reviews have been broadcast on Radio M94.5 . The radio plays were also exhibited as sound installations at festivals such as the Munich art festival KAFEKUNSTFEST in 2009 and 2010 and at the art gallery Galerie in der Kernstraße during the exhibition 33 Antworten auf keine Frage in Nuremberg. They include Windsbraut Edeltraut (The Storm Wife), Fragebogen (The Questionnaire), Aufstand der Webseiten (The Websites’ Revolt), Ein Gast aus der Zukunft (A Guest from the Future), Sieben (Seven) and Die Räume des M. C. Escher (The Rooms of M.C. Escher).
Together with some friends, I contributed an article called "Aufstand der textilen Zeichen. Ein Gruppenexperiment" for the anthology "Craftista! Handarbeit als Aktivismus" published by Ventil Verlag. Find the book here.
I was nominated for the German Cultural Award Tassilo-Preis in 2008 and 2010.
I'm fluent in both German and English and can write with equal ease in either language. I also have a lot of experience in literary translation - please feel free to contact me if you are interested.