„Gisa Klönne is a sensitive observer.“

DER STANDARD, VIENNA

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Name:
Gisa Klönne

Marital status:
Married

Profession
Writer

Crimes:
An estimated 30 murders – all of them literary

Greatest fears:
War. Environmental catastrophes. People I love getting sick or dying.

Greatest hope:
Love

Personality in brief:
Clever. Tough. Mainly optimistic.

Where would you like to live:
Where I do live, with my husband in our terraced house in Cologne.

Favourite books:
Alice Walker: The Color Purple. Elizabeth George: Deception on his Mind. Ulla Hahn: Das verborgene Wort. Margaret Atwood: Cat’s Eye. Maggie O’Farrell: Instructions for a Heatwave.

Favourite literary hero or heroine:
Jill in Marge Piercy’s novel "Braided Lives"

Best decision in your life:
Quitting my job as an editor and pursuing my dream of writing until I could earn a living from it

Greatest flaw:
Doubts – luckily, I’m learning how to keep them under control

Favourite place:
The shore of a lake in the forests of Ontario

Dream of happiness:
Sitting right there by a campfire

What leads you into temptation:
Travel

Relaxation is:
Silence. Nature. A long view

What couldn’t you do without:
Music

What drives you:
My imagination. And the conviction that it’s worth making an effort

Your next goal:
My next book ...