This week, Claire sat down with German author and resident Anna Klapdor. A former student of literature and theater science, she has a background in the arts as well as game design. However, the rigors of those career choices eventually wore on her and, receiving the diagnosis of living her life with a previously undetected autism, forced her to rethink how she was spending her time.
“So, I quit my day job, took a break from everything except writing, and writing actually helped me get back on my feet,” Klapdor says. “I decided that now was as good a time as any to start going about this seriously.”
Like many authors, she realized her innate need to not only dream up stories but also to get them out into the world for others. Her tales touch on her feelings with our messed-up world where the reality of capitalism, fascism, and climate change impacts ordinary life far deeper than perhaps most folks conceive. Her latest novel, The Hand That Feeds, takes place in the speculative world of tomorrow where her lead character confronts the secrets of a royal dynasty big enough to bring the country down!
“The Hand That Feeds originally came from a scene I wrote when I was a teenager,” she explains. “I translated it more than ten years later, more out of curiosity, and the story took its own course.”
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