Max Dorner

Author and rebel / Interested mainly in humans / Working on the big “malgré tout” / Crossing the bridges: ocean, languages, cultures

47 years old

Max Dorner, born 1973 in Munich (Germany), is a German writer of ten books, an activist and a passionate wheelchairuser. He has published non-fiction books about healing, shame, loneliness and about disability as well as two novels. Currently he is living in his birth town.

Amongst all of the questions that resonate with you about aging and growing old, which one seems the most essential for you that you would like to share ?

For me aging is always "on top" to all other challenges of life. So aging and being disabled plus i.e being gay - how to handle aging? seems like a simple question, but so hard to answer

Share an image you find inspiring about aging.

A tree is for me always best an encouraging symbol for age

From your own experiences, tell us about a significant moment or event in your personal or professional life that shaped your perspective around aging.

That I start now, at the age of 47 writing stories for children. So, I had to become older to see now both sides of life childhood and aging.

During our meetings last October, you imagined taking some first steps, the first actions. Can you remind us what they were? Can you tell us what happened when you put them into action?

If, in the coming months, you were given the time, energy and resources to set up a (new?) Project with our common questions at heart, what would it be?

According to your experiences and your expertise, where is the vitality, the curiosity, the strength to act in the face of the realities of aging?