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Lisa Giacalone

Italian, German

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


Lisa Giacalone is a writer based in Germany. She studied English and German literature in Wuppertal and Düsseldorf. Her main interests lie in poetry and short forms of fiction. She is part of the international writing collective The Rambler.


What was your favorite book as a child?

One of my favorites was His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, which I still think about from time to time.

What was the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?

I have been keeping a diary since I was six or seven years old, so writing has always been my preferred medium for expressing and understanding myself. I develop much of my poetry from these soliloquies.

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

Travelling alone.

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

I almost never do. Sometimes I jot down a few ideas or write a page in my diary while listening to instrumental sounds, but when I'm properly working on a piece of poetry or a story, I work best in complete silence.


Into something rich and strange
Issue Fall '23

Supported by:

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