I work on both, fiction and nonfiction projects. My first novel Wir alles, wir nichts was published in 2018. Denkräume. Von Orten und Ideen, an anthology on places and spaces of thinking, came out in 2020 (Rowohlt). In the Spring of 2023, Natur und Nation. Landschaft als Ausdruck nationaler Identität, my research on the literary Hudson River and Rhine, came out and is now available hereWalking Herstory New York City, an illustrated guide to women's history will be published in October 2023 (IG Publishing).

I was born and raised in Germany, and while I have written most of my fiction in German, I am increasingly working on projects in English as well. Currently, I work on a collection of short stories.

As a translator, I specialize in texts from English into German. I live in New York.

If you have any questions about my work as a writer and translator, you can contact me here.

Books | Out Soon:

October 10th, 2023 | Travel, Women's History

Walking Herstory New York City

From Greenwich Village to Harlem, from Central Park to Prospect Park, Walking Herstory: New York City is a walking guide to the rich tapestry of women's history in New York City. Organized by neighborhood, this beautifully illustrated travel guide takes you on an inspiring journey through an overlooked aspect of NYC's history. Along the way, you will encounter the women, including Billie Holiday, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet Tubman, Gloria Steinem, and Maya Lin – and landmarks that make up the incredible "herstory" of New York City.


Ig Publishing, New York City

Books | Available:

Comparative Literature, German Studies

Natur und Nation. Landschaft als Ausdruck nationaler Identität im 19. Jahrhundert – der Rhein und der Hudson River [in German]

Wie wurden im 19. Jahrhundert Nationalstaaten über ihre Identifikation mit Natur konstruiert? Die deutschsprachigen Gebiete sowie die Vereinigten Staaten erlebten von 1800 bis 1900 ein Kräfteziehen zwischen national-konservativen und freiheitlichen Gruppierungen, das in Kriege und Revolutionen mündete. Dabei spielte in beiden Ländern ein Fluss eine entscheidende Rolle — der Rhein und der Hudson River, die aus historischer Sicht auch miteinander verknüpft sind. Ein literarischer Streifzug mit Texten von u. a. Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Friedrich Hölderlin und Heinrich Heine untersucht den ideologischen Wandel und die Rolle der Flusslandschaften in der Konstruktion von nationaler Identität.

"Denkräume. Von Orten und Ideen" 
anthology; ed. w. S. Jung

July 2020
Rowohlt Verlag, Germany
published in German

"Wir alles, wir nichts" 

January 2018
Qantor Verlag, Vienna
published in German

Essays & Articles 

Arendt and Translation: Thought, Language, Poetry

"Quote of the Week" for the Hannah Arendt Center, Bard College; April 2023

Melora Kuhn: Tales from the Dark

Text for New York artist Melora Kuhn's new exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Leipzig, June 2021 (published in English and in German)

Nature as Art

Article about Christoph Heilmann and his collection on display at Lenbachhaus München. In: FORUM. Magazine for scholarship holders of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, p. 52-55 (published in German)

Hannah Arendt and World War I: On Statelessness and the Rise of Totalitarian Regimes

For "Amor Mundi" at Hannah Arendt Center, Bard College, November 2020

Arendt, Hölderlin, and their perception of Schicksal

In: Hannah Arendt Journal of Bard College, Volume VIII, 2020, p. 122-135


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