“I wish you the best of luck and groundbreaking research results!”

(Vienna, 24.07.2023) Bestselling author Ursula Poznanski in brief: Why she supports the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute, how she deals with criticism, and what her best decision was!

Under the motto of our 35th anniversary “Reaching for the stars”, we interviewed exciting, renowned personalities who successfully reached for the stars at some point in their careers.

This time, Ursula Poznanski welcomed us at the iconic book-café Phil where she reveals what she herself likes to read, what her best decision was and what she likes best about being an author.

The full interview will be published in our 35-year anniversary commemorative publication. Read an excerpt from it here already now.

I am: A very satisfied author.

Something I was enthusiastic about as a child and still enjoy today: Skiing, reading and good food.

The best advice I’ve ever received is: Don’t grow up.

What I like best about my job: Freedom in what I can do and when I can do it.

The superpower I would like to have: Being able to influence time—especially to turn it back: undoing stupid decisions, extending beautiful moments, shortening visits to the dentist.

My best decision was: To take the plunge and write books. I recommend this book: Melanie Raabe “Die Kunst des Verschwindens” (The Art of Disappearing)

The reason I support the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute: Because it is one of the very big nightmares of every mother, every father, that a child becomes so seriously ill. Then the most important thing is to find someone who knows what they are doing. And the chances that the child will recover are now very good. To continue to work on this, to improve the chances even more and to keep the long-term and after-effects as low as possible, that can only be supported.

What else would you like to tell us about the 35th anniversary? You are doing wonderful work. I wish you the best of luck, that things keep going the way they are, that the funding is always available and that the research results are groundbreaking.

Interview: Anna Egger
Video: Lukas Lach