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Daniela Rafalt


First Language(s): German
Second Language(s): English


What was your favorite book as a child?

My first favourite book was a copy of “Pumuckl”, which my aunt gave to me for my eighth birthday. I used to read it with my flashlight until late at night — in secret, of course. Later I remember reading Lippel’s “Traum” and in my youth I really enjoyed Agatha Christie’s and Nick Hornby’s books.

Do you remember the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?

My love for music, probably. Even so, I never plan my writing in advance. The words just come from time to time and I drop them down. My first pieces of creative writing were song lyrics.

What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?

Travelling Portugal, the Middle East, Japan, and Australia.

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

No, I don’t.


To my Syrian friend
Issue Spring '19

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Land Steiermark: Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen
U.S. Embassy Vienna
Stadt Graz