About Me

Born in Vienna in 1967 I was brought up in London, studied at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Vienna and Max Reinhardt Seminar and currently reside in Vienna. I’m a writer, painter, filmmaker and video artist who has published “Gaza a Philosophical Dictionary”, about the situation in Gaza, “Happy Shiny People”, a collection of short stories which deal with “casual brutality, the illusion of “free markets” and the abuse of power”, “Lady Jane and other plays” about “lies, deceit, and the disastrous consequences of willful blindness”, “Gaza and the Language of Genocide”, about “how language can mask reality, be uncoupled from reality and help distort reality”, “A Warder’s Tale”, a “novel about Thomas Bernhard, Art, Nazis and Austria”, “Dackerl” a novella “about the quest of a young man to avenge his father, a prominent writer who has been murdered by a Nazi”, “Persephone”, a novella “about an academic in search of spiritual enlightenment”, “Confessions of a Non-Political Man”, a book of comic poetry “full of Poundian energy and learning” (Gabriel Rosenstock), and “W. H. Auden, The Life and Love of a Poet”, “a series of interviews with friends and family which provides a unique, fascinating and invaluable insight into the private world of W. H. Auden.”


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Born in Vienna, raised in London, studied in Edinburgh, lives in Vienna.