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 in the Family Portrait series, An Uncommon Family, Love of a Stonemason, Emilia as well as a collection of poems, Path of Fire.
Interviewed by Susan Dormady Eisenberg on Open Salon
Interviewed by Molly Hacker at her marvelous blog. Enjoy the pictures!
Interview at My Reading Room by Crystal Fulcher
Interview by Lindsay Edmunds at Writer's Wrest
Interview at The Independent Author Network
I was interviewed by author Jess C. Scott
I was interviewed by author Stuart Aken