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Eva Graf, MLitt Publishing Studies 2012/13

November 7th, 2012 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Eva Graf, MLitt Publishing Studies 2012/13
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“A house without books is like a room without windows.” Heinrich Mann

Growing up (in a small village in northern Bavaria) I  bought books rather than sweets with my pocket money. This love for the printed word never declined over the years, therefore the decision what subject to choose after finishing grammar school came easy to me. It had to do something with books…

In the end I made my way to the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz to study Book History. My minor subject British Studies manifested the wish to go abroad after my Bachelor’s Degree. So after handing in my thesis on the topic of private book collecting I started the application process for Stirling. Why? Because after doing a degree with lots of history on the book I wanted to experience the more practical side of publishing. I feel that I did make the right decision to come here and I am really looking forward doing my Master’s in Stirling. I feel a career in publishing is never a wrong choice, books have been around for centuries and in my opinion will be here quite a while longer!