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Eva Michely


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


Eva Michely lives in the German border region of the Saarland, where she works in marketing and PR. Eva is currently completing her PhD in (Northern) Irish Literature. Her poems have appeared in Nothing Substantial, StepAway and Aurora: The Allegory Ridge Poetry Anthology.


What was your favorite book as a child?

I adored Astrid Lindgren's “The Brothers Lionheart” as a child, and I still keep a copy on my bookshelf. My brother took great care of me when we were small (he still does), which must be part of the reason why the novel strikes such a chord with me.

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

There is no single reason that I could name... But I remember how excited I was when I was first taught to read and write, and I guess that original sense of magic has never worn off.

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

Reading “Lolita” and “Wuthering Heights” was among the more thrilling things I did. And I went on a chainsaw course once, which I thought was rather adventurous.

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

I admire people who can process different inputs at the same time, but sadly I am not one of them: Music distracts me when I read or write. (I'd never stop listening to Lyle Lovett if it didn't.)


Issue Fall '20

Supported by:

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