Writing is mostly thinking, and thinking is a monastic thing, with biscuits.
Anne-Sophie is a journalist, a writer, and admirer of all things wild. She lives in an old house in Norway (possibly haunted), where she can see a range of blue mountains from her desk. While the mice rattle in the walls she writes fiction, poetry, essays and reportings. Today, she writes mainly in English. Her work is concerned with questions of ecological justice, with art and nature as therapy, with gender and racial inequality. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Erfurt and a MA in Cultural Studies from Humboldt University of Berlin. Researching gives her immense joy and she is heavily influenced by literary and critical theory. In her home in Norway she reads obsessively and goes for long walks and hikes.
Her work as a freelance journalist appeared in German newspapers and magazines such as DIE ZEIT and ZEIT ONLINE, ZEIT CAMPUS, or Mare Magazin. She was also a contributor to the national public radio DLF Kultur.
No one has better summoned her work ethic than one of the most beloved poets of wilderness, Mary Oliver.
It is six A.M., and I am working. I am absentminded, reckless, heedless of social obligations, etc. It is as it must be. The tire goes flat, the tooth falls out, there will be a hundred meals without mustard. The poem gets written.