Milena Michiko Flašar

Ostend

Milena Michiko Flašar about Ostend

Nobody Nowhere

Niemand Nirgendwo

From the withered treea flower blooms.(Zen Saying) There’s this photo of me. Taken in Oostende. I’m two ye...

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Graz

Milena Michiko Flašar about Graz

Farewell

Leb Wohl

Graz is for me a city in which people vanish. By this I mean just what I say, literally and without qualificati...

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Milena Michiko Flašar (St. Pölten, 1980) studied comparative literature, Germanic and Roman languages at the University of Vienna, and taught German to non-native speakers. After several successful publications in a variety of literary magazines, she made her debut in 2008 with the collection Ich bin (I am). This volume includes three short stories about love and parting. The short story Okaasan – Meine unbekannte Mutter (Okaasan – My unfamiliar Mother) appeared in 2010, telling the story of her dying demented mother. She has received several prizes and scholarships for her work. Meanwhile she has started writing full-time. In feburary 2012 her new book Ich nannte ihn Krawatte was published.

 

Milena Michiko Flašar on citybooks:
citybooks, das bedeutet für mich: Eine Stadt begehen. Sie, Schritt für Schritt, in Text umwandeln. Entdecken, dass Stadt und Text einander ähneln. Beides sind Straßen und Häuser und Lichter, beides beherbergt Menschen und Leben. Dies aufs Papier zu bringen, sozusagen als Textarchitektin, das bedeutet für mich: citybooks.’