Herkunft: Austria

Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker

Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker was born in 1982 to a farming family in Kirchdorf an der Krems and grew up in Eberstalzell, Upper Austria. He studied agriculture, history, and international development in Vienna. He made his debut with the novel »Der lange Gang über die Stationen« [tr: The Stations of the Long

Valerie Fritsch

born in Graz in 1989. She has published two novels as well as several pieces for literary magazines and radio. She has also produced texts for the theatre and for film. Numerous awards and literary scholarships, most recently a government scholarship awarded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the

Thomas Macho

Thomas Macho, born in Vienna in 1952, is a cultural scholar and philosopher. In 1984, he completed his postdoctoral lecturer thesis »On the Metaphors of Death« at the Universität Klagenfurt. He was Professor of Cultural History at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from 1993 to 2016. Since 2016, he runs the

Stefan Abermann

was born in 1983, lives in Innsbruck. Writes short stories and prose as well as slam poetry and art reviews. His texts have been published in several literary journals (e.g. DUM, Kolik, Lichtungen, The Gap). He won the Austrian National Poetry Slam (Ö-Slam) in 2008 and is one of the

Semier Insayif

born in 1965, is an Austrian writer, arts and cultural manager, communications coach, and behavioral trainer. To date, he has published five volumes of poetry and one novel. Since 2000, Insayif has worked with musicians, dancers and visual artists on a range of different interdisciplinary art performance projects, and also

Sarah Michaela Orlovský

Sarah Michaela Orlovský was born in Linz in 1984 and has been publishing picture, read-aloud, beginners, children’s, and young adult books since 2012.Her first book, the young adult novel »Status: Karibik«, co-authored with Elisabeth Etz, was published in 2012. Her debut novel »Tomaten mögen keinen Regen« (2013; tr: Tomatoes Don’t

Sabine Gruber

Sabine Gruber, the daughter of German-speaking parents, was born in 1963 in Meran, South Tyrol and grew up in Lana. She published her first literary texts while still studying German literature, history and political science in Vienna and Innsbruck. The author’s multifaceted oeuvre, which has won many prizes, now comprises

Ruth Klüger

Ruth Klüger was born in Vienna in 1931 as the daughter of a Jewish doctor. Her childhood was affected by her experiences of anti-Semitism and the exclusion of Jewish people from public life in the city of her birth. Her father fled from the Nazis to France, but was unable

Robert Menasse

Robert Menasse was born in Vienna in 1954. His Jewish father was one of the last child refugees evacuated to England in 1938, and returned to Vienna after the war. Menasse studied German, philosophy and political science in Vienna, Salzburg and Messina and completed his doctorate in 1980 with a

Robert Schindel

Robert Schindel was born in the Upper Austrian municipality of Bad Hall near Linz in 1944. As the son of a Jewish communist, he survived the Nazi regime living under a false name in a jewish children’s hospital in Vienna. His father was murdered in Dachau, while his mother survived

Raoul Schrott

Raoul Schrott was born in 1964. He grew up in Tirol, Tunis, and Zürich, and studied languages and literature in Norwich, Paris, and Berlin. From 1986 until 1987, he was the secretary to Philippe Soupault in Paris. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on »Dada 1921−1922« and in 1998 he earned

Peter Truschner

Peter Truschner was born in Klagenfurt in 1967 and grew up in Kärnten, Austria, in Maria Saal, the village already immortalised in literature by Thomas Bernhard and Peter Turrini.  He studied Communications, Philosophy and Politics at Salzburg University and from 1990 onwards his work was published in various cultural and