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Christa Polkinhorn
Works at Bookworm Press
Attended University of California, San Diego
Lives in Los Angeles, CA
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Ein großer Schweizer Autor ist gestorben.
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Bestsellerautorin Ingrid Noll spricht über den von ihr hochgeschätzten sprachgewaltigen Schweizer Schriftsteller, der mit 75 Jahren in Zürich starb.
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What made me write my first novel? The story behind Love of a Stonemason Find out here: What is that book about?  
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But what are they eating?
One of the readers of my novels pointed out jokingly that my characters love food and wine and drink copious amounts of coffee. She is right! I enjoy reading food descriptions in novels and many of my characters like to eat a...
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But what are they eating?
One of the readers of my novels pointed out jokingly that my characters love food and wine and drink copious amounts of coffee. She is right! I enjoy reading food descriptions in novels and many of my characters like to eat a...
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But What Are They Eating? - The characters in a novel! Come have some fun!
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                                                                                                          Winter in Castaneda  Climbing the stairs from the cellar to the room with the tile floor, eight months later, afte...
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Swaying and rumbling again in So. Cal!
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FOODFIC: Please Welcome Christa Polkinhorn, Author of the Family Portrait Series
One of the readers of my novels pointed out jokingly that my
characters love food and wine and drink copious amounts of coffee. She is
right! I enjoy reading food descriptions in novels and many of my characters
like to eat and drink. Food, the preparation ...
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Author/Translator
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Writing, Translating
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  • Bookworm Press
    Author/Translator, present
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Los Angeles, CA
Previously
Malibu, CA - San Diego, CA - New York, NY - Vermont, MA - Zurich, Switzerland - Wettswil, Switzerland - Cusco, Peru
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Author of fiction and poetry, translator of English to German, lover of life, red wine, and dark chocolate
Introduction
Born and raised in Switzerland, Christa Polkinhorn has always had a desire to explore the world outside of her beautiful but tiny country. As a young woman, she traveled through Europe, came to the United States on an exchange program, and ended up staying. Her travels led her to China and Japan as well as South America. She studied literature and linguistics in Zurich and California. Now, she lives and works as writer and translator in southern California and divides her time between the United States and her native Switzerland. The tension and excitement this "double life" creates informs her literary work. Most of her novels take place in several countries. Aside from writing and traveling, Christa is an avid reader, a lover of the arts and dark chocolate. Christa has published three novels, AN UNCOMMON FAMILY, LOVE OF A STONEMASON, and EMILIA as well as a collection of poems, PATH OF FIRE. Her novel "An Uncommon Family" is available in German under the title, EINE UNGEWÖHNLICHE FAMILIE.
Education
  • University of California, San Diego
    B. A. English
  • Coleman College
    B. S. Computer Science
  • University of Zurich
    English & German Literature & Linguistics, Art History
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The Rich Benefits of Eating Chocolate
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Some of the most compelling reasons to make chocolate a part of your regular diet may be for the antioxidant polyphenols and anandamide it p

Enchanting Tuscany, Part 2
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Volterra, one of my favorite hill towns, and the surrounding vineyards and olive groves are a feast for the eyes. Here I'm doing some "serio

Enchanting Tuscany - Part 1
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We (my nephew and niece with family and friends) decided to visit Italy, Switzerland's southern neighbor, and spend a week in one of my favo

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Impressions of Switzerland, Part 4 - A Walk Through Zurich with Jeanie
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One of my friends and supporters from California was traveling in Europe and came to visit me in Switzerland. I always enjoy taking visitors

I have been a member for many years, ever since they had the small store across the street. Lots has changed since then, but the most important things have not: the excellent groceries, the friendly and helpful staff, the free samples of excellent coffee. I love to shop at the Coop! Keep up the good work, guys.
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