Stephan Weitzel

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Stephan Weitzel is a German and French speaking author. He studied theater at the University of Paris III and then moved to London and Norwich to study at art schools.


After a first professional career in the visual arts for twenty-five years, he now devotes himself to writing. In his writings, he tries to study the solitude of contemporary man and to reveal the traces left by historical processes in individuals and societies.


Living in Germany, he published in 2021 a long story about his home town, Leipzig, as well as an essay on allotments in Les Cahiers de l'École de Blois. In the same year, he wrote a short story about an incongruous chapter in Franco-German history: the forced exile of the Vichy government at Sigmaringen Castle in 1944/45.


He is currently working on his second novel in German. His residency at the Cité internationale des arts is an opportunity for him to devote himself to the writing of his new book in French, a portrait of the urban society of Greater Paris.

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