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Heidi Kofler


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


Heidi Kofler is a student of English and American Studies at the University of Graz, currently working on her Master Thesis. She enjoys fanfiction, action-thrillers and fantasy novels, as well as D&D, and hopes to write professionally one day.


What was your favorite book as a child?

I cannot actually say which book I liked most as a child, because the first one that comes to mind is (always) “Inkheart” by Cornelia Funke, but I only read that in my late teens. But I definitely was that kid that always had a book in her backpack and went through several in a month (I miss when I had the time for that…)

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

From a young age I loved stories – writers were my heroes for letting me enter other worlds. I always wanted to be like them, so I began writing my own stories pretty early.

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

Wow, this question is tougher than it should be. One of the things that comes to mind is the vacation to London I took with my friend after we finished school – it was our first trip on our own without supervision, and even though we did lots of touristy things it was great to finally decide entirely for ourselves. Another one was joining my local RPG group without knowing anyone already in it – definitely one of the best decisions in my life, which brought me endless hours of fun and so many great new friends and relationships.

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

It really depends on the book – some of my favorite adventure thrillers become even better when I turn on a certain video game soundtrack while reading, because they share a very similar mood. Otherwise, I like it quiet when I read. While writing, I also prefer acoustic pieces, mostly soundtracks from movies or video games.


Short Story
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Serial Murder
Issue Fall '19

Supported by:

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