Last Updated on November 24, 2022 by Andrew
Gabriel Kuhn is a Swiss citizen with an academic background in Latin American studies and political science (he has a master’s in the latter from the University of Vienna). He became internationally known when he published his book Soccer vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics [published by PM Press 2010].
Gabriel Kuhn is also an author for le (neither of these two writings are available on amazon, but you can order them directly from the publishers). The blurb for Le ‘s collection of short stories, which come with illustrations by Daniel Patry , reads: “The best-selling writer Gabriel Kuhn presents eleven stories – some straightforward fiction, others bordering on essayistic prose – written to comment on the current world situation. Although they are set in different countries, they are all connected by two simple themes: power and its abuse.”
“The short stories that Daniel Patry has selected for the German-speaking edition of Gabriel Kuhn’s latest collection of essays are just as universal. They place ordinary people in extraordinary situations where they have to cope with violence and injustice – whether it be at work, on the street or within the family… The reader will find themselves comparing these stories not only with works by Franz Kafka but also with journalistic articles about human rights violations around the world today.”
O caso brasileiro do adolescente que matou e serrou as pernas de seu amigo de 12 anos, por causa de um jogo online: pic.twitter.com/HHoEJr5Tho
— Crimes Reais (@CrimesReais) July 26, 2022
Daniel PATRY’S WEBSITE (in French) : http://danielpatry.wordpress.com/
Le by Gabriel KUHN, published in English by Little Village Magazine
“The best-selling writer Gabriel Kuhn presents eleven stories – some straightforward fiction, others bordering on essayistic prose – written to comment on the current world situation. Although they are set in different countries, they are all connected by two simple themes: power and its abuse.”
“Today, at the age of 34, author and translator Gabriel Kuhn lives in Vienna together with his wife and their daughter Anna. After studying Latin American history and political science at university he worked as a freelance journalist for various media outlets up until about four years ago when he devoted himself completely to writing.”
TRAVEL WRITING A-GO-GO! by JOSE ANTONIO PEREZ
— Vizaca (@vizacamagazine) October 10, 2022
Among other things, Kuhn is also the author of Soccer vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics (PM Press; 2010), which he wrote during six months in 2009. It looks at football from an anti-capitalist, left wing perspective and was written as a reaction to what Kuhn calls “the spectacle” that surrounds sports like football and their fans – not only in America but all over the world.
Writing books is one thing – writing them under your own name another! Gabriel Kuhn isn’t really his real name…
“The people called me Johann Augustin, Junior,” says the author on his website . “It’s neither my real name nor my nom de plume, just something I adopted for publication purposes.”
difficult for people to place than a more obviously German-sounding name like Gabriel Kuhn.”
The 34-year-old, whose real name is Gabriel Kuhn, wanted to use normal, everyday names for his books so they would be more accessible.
“It’s not easy to get people interested in radical politics,” says the author. “I don’t want to make it any harder than necessary.”
📂… Abro hilo del caso de Gabriel Kuhn pic.twitter.com/yWJvg9A463
— blake (@bblakbg) January 19, 2022
The writer has used various aliases while working as a journalist and translator.
His book Soccer vs. The State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics was written under the pseudonym Juan Andrés Gómez , because he did not want football fans to pre-judge the book before reading it.
Kuhn chose the forename Johann Augustin as his fake name “because I wanted it to be as anodyne as possible. Plus, everyone has heard of Goethe.”
Its all know about gabriel kuhn and daniel patry