Angela Spizig

Angela Spizig found herself at home between the book shelves of the public library as a child. She travelled at the age of 17 to the USA – on a boat full of exchange students from Europe and Africa. She studied English and Romance languages in Cologne and taught languages and literature. Since 1990, she has appeared as a host for film and literature festivals and panel discussions (English, French and German) and reads literary texts at readings. She writes reviews and columns. As a politician concerning herself with cultural and educational issues, and a volunteer mayor in Cologne, she is actively engaged in international cultural networks.