Paul Riedel (born Paulo Sergio Riedel, born May 27, 1960 in Sao Paulo, Brazil) German-Brazilian author, who lives in Munich since 1984 and is among others writer of many novels, scripts for theater and crimes, non-fiction books and novels since 1996.
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Paul Riedel ended a successful career in IT and databases in 2010. Since then he has dedicated himself to his art and social work.
He worked as a radio presenter in 2016 and 2017. He published programs on socially critical issues such as overpopulation and violence in urban central areas.
His novels are mostly about thriller and mystery.
Paul Riedel was born on May 27, 1960 in the Aclimacao district of Sao Paulo. Born out of wedlock, he grew up in an Afro-Brazilian family until 1969.
Then he was able to be integrated into his German-Italian family.
At the age of ten he became aware of his sexual identity. In the Jesuit monastery school he was confronted with the dogmas of the Catholic Church on the subject of sexuality. This experience is often addressed in his novels.
Not least because of his homosexuality, he had to separate from his family at an early age. He started his professional career in the age of 15 in the Telecommunications Ministry of Sao Paulo (TELESP) until 1984.
Career as an activist
He has been campaigning for homosexual recognition since 1977. Paul Riedel took part in many demonstrations in the city of Sao Paulo, Munich and New York (from 1994 till 2001).
He was at the first demo in 1978 against the future President of Brazil, Lula Inacio da Silva. In Germany he continued his activities and was an active member of the FDP and Die Grünen in Munich.
He led the Pro-Isar protest campaign for the avoidance of garbage on the banks of the Isar in Munich.
Careers in information technology
The Telecommunications Ministry is promoting him in his aspired career in information technology.
In 1984 he was recruited in Brazil by the partner company Ferrostal to work at MTU in Munich. Ferrostal placed him on the basis of his lecture on the subject of machine life and maintenance processes.
He continued his work for the translation and adaptation of German technology in Brazil at MTU Munich for four years.
He then worked at BMW in Munich and founded his own IT company, which he managed as managing director until 2010.
His career brought him to New York, Boston, Hong Kong and many other metropolises around the world.
Parallel to his IT activities, he has been working as an artist since 1978. His best-known works include portraits of Broadway stars such as Julie Wilson, painted in his New York studio. The Big Spender Gala exhibited three pictures from this series in 1998.
He currently works as a freelance artist and author and is committed to the environment and LGBT issues.
Riedel is the author of various psychodramas and currently lives in Munich.
Theater and stage
In Brazil Paul Riedel worked on the following pieces between 1976 and 1984:
- Antigone. as an actor, 1977
- Cantum Nobile, singer, 1979 to 1981
- Pare e caia nos meus Bracos, as an actor and dancer, 1982
- Auto da Compadecida, as an actor, 1984
- Paloma, directos, 2018
- Virtuelle Liebe, 2017
- The Muse, director, 2019
- Roberta, director, 2020
- Weihnachten Premium Pack, Director, 2020
- Madama Marouskas letzter Auftritt, 2020
- www.paul-riedel.de – Sammlung von Bildern, Videos und Audiodateien
- Literatur von und über Paul Riedel im Katalog der Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
- PodCast Interview mit Paul Riedel bei Radio LORA, 2016
- AZ München Interview mit Paul Riedel zum Pro-Isar Aktion, 2015
- Hallo München Interview mit Paul Riedel, 2017
- e-Stories Interview mit Paul Riedel, 2018
- Hörspiel Paloma
- Interview mit TripDuck in 2020