Gisela Kirschstein was born in Bonn and has lived in Mainz since 1990 - the Rhine, the wine, the Mainz lifestyle have become her home. In her main job, she works as a political correspondent for the Frankfurter Neue Presse, the Rhein-Zeitung and the Rheinpfalz and is a member of the state press conference. She has also made films for the SWR and was a correspondent for Die Welt. In 2014, she founded the Internet newspaper "Mainz&" ( Since 2016, she has been the blogger for Great Wine Capital Mainz. Before journalism, she studied English and American literature and history, dedicating her master's thesis to the topic of identity in African-American women's literature, hence her translations to the poetry excerpts in the volume.


Press: Frankfurter Neue Presse