KC Blau

About me

K.C. Blau is an American writer of historical fiction novels on the women of turn-of-the-century Vienna. She has lived in Austria for over 15 years. She is a certified German-English translator and conducts her research in the Vienna City Archives, the Austrian National Archives and through books, films and documentaries. She holds a BA from the American University in Washington DC and an MFA from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. In addition she has completed post graduate studies at the University of Vienna and dabbled a bit in Chinese studies at the Beijing Language and Cultural University in China.

From my website

Chillin in Wien – Top 10 Ways To Keep Cool in Vienna’s Heat

10) Do a Film Go to one of Vienna’s many cool cinemas just know that in Austria, when you buy your movie ticket, you are paying for a particular seat so prices vary and watch where you sit. An no worries, there are plenty of cinemas with English language films…

Would Klimt have been a Graffiti Artist? Vienna’s Donaukanal

To every time, its art, to every art, its freedom. (Der Zeit ihre Kunst, der Kunst ihre Freiheit) - Motto of the Vienna Seccessionist artists, beginning of 20th Century  Young, controversial, revolutionary and fired up to smash the bonds of society’s conventions. Art should be freely accessible to all social…

Vienna Neighborhoods – the Karmeliter Quarter of BoBos

I grew up in a small town and our neighborhood was bordered on one end by route 130 and the other by the steep road leading into the “Shades of Death.” In summer we walked along route 130 to fetch banana popsicles from the Quick Pic and in winter sled…

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