Upcoming Events

15 November 2022 • 11:45
Reading from “Future Fairy Tales – Geschichten aus einer anderen Welt”
geschlossene bilinguale Schullesung in der Stadtbibliothek
15 November 2022 • 13:45
Reading from “Future Fairy Tales – Geschichten aus einer anderen Welt”
closed bilingual reading in the Stadtbibliothek
16 November 2022 • 09:00
Reading from “Future Fairy Tales – Geschichten aus einer anderen Welt”
closed school reading in the Stadtteilbibliothek Rostock-Dierkow
18 November 2022 • 10:35
Reading from “Future Fairy Tales – Geschichten aus einer anderen Welt
closed school reading
Schulcampus Rostock – Thomas-Morus-Str.
26 November 2022 • 16:00
Reading from “Future Fairy Tales”
public reading celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Berliner Literaturinitiative; Schwartz'schen Villa, Grunewaldstraße 55,
30 November 2022 • 11:00
Bilingual Reading from “Mauerblümchen/Wallflower”
closed bilingual school reading in the school Phorms Mitte
12 December 2022 • 10:30
Reading from “Everlasting”
closed, bilingual school reading in the Bodo-Uhse-Bibliothek
18 December 2022 • 17:00
Reading in German: “Future Fairy Tales – Geschichten aus einer anderen Welt”
public reading in Buchhändlerkeller, Carmerstraße 1
6 March 2023 • 09:00
Multiple Readings
ca. 10-15 Readings in schools in Kanton Zürich
6.-10. March 2023
Zürich (Kanton)
21 April 2023 • 09:00
Reading in German from “Stella Menzel and the Golden Thread”
closed school reading at the Heinz-Galinski-Grundschule


Incredible, but true! Future Fairy Tales (Rotfuchs/Rowohlt Verlag) was nominated by the Youth Jury for the German Youth Literature Prize, the most prestigious award in Germany for children’s and teen reads, akin to the Newbery and Caldecott Medals in the US. I am both thrilled and grateful. What a gift! What an honor!

Best in Landshut!

Thrilled to be on the Best List 2022 – Auserlesen – from the Youth Jury Landshut with my book Future Fairy Tales. “It’s a collection of stories that shows that fairy tales and the subjects they deal with have lost none of their relevance,” writes the youth jury, summing it up with: “Futuristic fairy tales embedded in a brilliant fantasy frame story.”

The list also functions as the nomination list for the Landshuter Teen Book Prize. Beginning in January school classes, grades 7-10, have the opportunity to read these books in class and then rate them. In the fall, the winners will be announced at a gala reception sponsored by the mayor’s office. Wish me luck!

“Wallflower” in Italiano!

Autumn 2022. So excited! Thirteen years after its first publication my all-age novella “Wallflower” has been translated into Italian. TROVARSI A BERLINO has hit the bookstores! Fantastico!

More about the book here.