Writings

Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck has developed a writing practice along with her artistic work. Essays, articles, novels and poems have been published transnationally since 2014.

While communicating solely in the Alsatian dialect for the first years of her life, with French as a first written language and a diverse ethnic lineage, most of Johanna’s texts are composed in English, contributing, therefore, to forming her multiculturalism. Her written works have been translated to Japanese, German, Arabic and Mandarin; translations to French are primarily the direct work of the author.

In 2015, Johanna founded Poetic Pastel Press, an independent, collaborative and deep-ecology-related cultural publishing initiative. She supervises, edits, and co- edits numerous titles under this imprint, including the magazine Journal du Thé - Contemporary Tea Culture.

Selected works by year of publication:

2021

· For you, with no eggs - Essay, English, published in Spoon Zine 2.
· What if God was an insect? - Essay, English with translation to Japanese by Minami Kanesawa, published by Ao-Hata Bookstore in What if God was an insect ?
· Soft fascinations unveil offline - Essay, English, published in Where The Leaves Fall Magazine 5.
· With Tea - Essay, English, published in The Plant Magazine 16.

2020

· March, April - Poems, English, published by Hole & Corner in the book Still Life / When we stayed at Home.
· Cécile - Article, English with translation to German by the publisher, published in The Weekender Magazine 34.

2019

· The Stork and the Scent of the Jujube - Novel, English & French, published in Å Journal 3.
· Do Insects Play ? - Short novel, English & French, translated to Japanese by the publisher, published by Chose Commune in the book Do Insects Play ?
· Tisane - Article, English translated to Japanese by Terumi Toyama, published in Hanatsubaki Magazine No. 825.
· Returning to Nara - Essay, English with translation to Mandarin by the publisher, published in Lost Magazine 6.

2018

· Yuy Tezuka - Article, English with translation to German by the publisher, published in The Weekender Magazine 30.

2017

· Phoenix Garden - Article, French, published in Mint Magazine.
· Maureen - Article, English with translation to German by the publisher, published in The Weekender Magazine 27.
· Cécile Daladier - Article, English, published in Hole & Corner Magazine 15.

· Simone Gooch and flowers - Article, English with translation to German by the publisher, published in The Weekender Magazine 24.

2016

· Izumi - Article, English with translation to German by the publisher, published in The Weekender Magazine 23.
· Taiki Iai - Article, English, published in Moon Magazine.

· Tilmann - Article, English with translation to German by the publisher, published in The Weekender Magazine 20.