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

MAY – PARADES, MAY POLES AND THIEVES

While flag-waving workers and balloon-tied toddlers led by SPÖ politicians parading to the beat of marching bands through Vienna’s street culminate in a sea of red at the city’s Rathaus, another Austrian tradition takes places in what may appear to be tranquil town squares throughout the country. Perhaps it’s the…

DISTANCE HURT – Austrian word of the Week

Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it.Fernweh: Oh yeah. Americans feel it too. But maybe the-powers-that-be thought it wise not to allow it into the English language, for fear that the English-speaking wage slaves amongst us with little to no…

Austrian word of the Week – Pig Bear

Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it.Saubär: “Sau” is pig, and “Bär” is a cognate and means bear. So what’s an “Pigbear” — besides a no doubt very sweet creature, one that isn’t too tidy – like the little guy…

 
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