Upcoming Events

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
10 September 2023 • 12:45
Reading in German: Future Fairy Tales
For teens and adults, sponsored by the Jüdische Kulturtage Berlin, Bebelplatz, Unten den Linden
18 October 2023 • 10:20
“Future Fairy Tales”
School reading in English in the Christophorus Schule
21 November 2023 • 12:15
Poetics Lecture
Poetics lecture for education students.
Halle (Saale)
21 November 2023 • 16:00
Creative Writing Workshop
Creative writing and art workshop for elementary school students in the group “Schreibspielwiese“ (Arbeitsgemeinschaft schreibender Grundschüler); Workshop in Haus 31, Franckesche Stiftungen, Franckeplatz 1
Halle (Saale)
22 November 2023 • 10:00
Reading from “Future Fairy Tales”
School reading in German
Halle (Saale)

A Fairytale Video

The Landshut State Library’s Youth Reading Club produced a fabulous video presenting my book Future Fairy Tales, their German Children’s Literature Award nominee for the Best Teen Read (Preis der Jugendjury) 2023. Take a look!


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!