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.

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Austrian word of the Week – Hatscher

Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. Hatscher: of course the the Alpine country of Edelweiss and happy cows crazing around the verdant slopes of the Almhütten has a ranting term for a really really super long hike or walk –…

Austrian word of the Week – Eggs Bear

Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it.Eierbär: “Eier” is eggs, and “Bär” is a cognate and means bear. So what’s an “Eggsbear” — isn’t it obvious?  A Dummkopf. Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit…

Austrian word of the Week – Cleaning Gretl

Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. Putzgretl: A guy’s dream and a woman’s nightmare. You remember Hansl and Gretl, don’t you? And that mean old witch in the woods who made Gretl scrub the tiles on her hands and…

 
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