“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies […] The man who never reads lives only one.”
– A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George R. R. Martin
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Laetitia “Lee” Rhodes Kaiser was born in Luxembourg on 10th July, 1990. Being the youngest daughter of a German cook and a Spanish waitress, she grew up in a sometimes chaotic, multicultural, polylingual environment. Having a somewhat odd fascination with words, she learned how to read at the age of 5. Learning how to read was one of her most wondrous discoveries as a child. At the age of 9 or 10, she started writing her own stories, which still exist on an old floppy disc. She started learning English when she was 14 and fell in love with the language. In 2010, she had her first reading at an old cinema with fellow Luxembourgish writers Sarah Pepin and Joshi Gottlieb. In 2011, she worked with Joshi Gottlieb, who had gathered a number of young writers from Luxembourg to create an audio book called Write Out Loud (Op der Lay). At the age of 21, she went off to London to study English and Film. In 2014, she graduated from St Mary’s University with a 2:1 and decided to pursue an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Sussex. She wrote her MA dissertation on the representation of American and Vietnamese women in Vietnam War literature and considers it her best written work so far. She now lives in a small town in Iowa, USA with her husband and her two cats Luke and Leia.
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