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Austria

Alois Hotschnig

Alois Hotschnig was born in 1959 and lives as a freelance author in Innsbruck. His novella Aus (Over) was published in 1989 and received the Kärnten Sponsorship Award. Eine Art Glück (A...

Antonio Fian

The Austrian writer, essayist, and dramatist Antonio Fian was born in Carinthia in 1956 and lives in Vienna. His prizes include the Austrian State Prize for cultural journalism (1990) and the...

Maja Haderlap

Maja Haderlap was born in Eisenkappel, Austria, and studied theatre and German at the University of Vienna. From 1992 to 2007 she was head of dramaturgy at the Municipal...

Anna Weidenholzer & Tess Lewis

Author bio Anna Weidenholzer was born in 1984 in Linz and lives in Vienna. She studied Comparative Literature in Vienna and Wroclaw, Poland. Weidenholzer has been published in numerous...

Josef Winkler

Josef Winkler (b. 1953, Austria) is the author of fourteen books, among them the award-winning trilogy Das wilde Kärnten. His major themes are suicide, homosexuality, and the corrosive...

Wolfgang Astelbauer

Wolfgang Astelbauer was born in Weitersfeld, Austria, in 1953, and studied English and German literature at the University of Vienna. A translator and editor, he has worked in several publishing...

Karl-Markus Gauss

Karl-Markus Gauss is a prolific Austrian essayist, editor, and literary critic. Among his numerous book publications are ethnographies and travelogues such as Die sterbenden Europaër and...

Robert Menasse

Born in 1954 in Vienna, Robert Menasse studied German language and literature, philosophy and political science in Vienna, Salzburg, and Messina. Today he lives in Vienna and Amsterdam and works...

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek was born in Austria in 1946 and grew up in Vienna, where she attended the famous Music Conservatory. The leading Austrian writer of her generation, she received the Heinrich...

Martin Auer

Martin Auer was born in 1951 in Vienna. He studied German and History but never completed his degree; he worked as an actor, a singer-songwriter, a journalist and a magician before publishing...
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