Heimrad Bäcker

»I consider transcript to be a major work of concrete poetry and, beyond that, proof that its methods can convey reality much more intensively than the methods of description.« (Friedrich Achleitner, Austrian artist)

Christoph Dolgan

Christoph Dolgan sketches a fantasy of auto-extinction and doom with deeply unsettling words.

Antonio Fian

No other writer, with the possible exception of Helmut Qualtinger, has captured Austrian mentality – whether of intellectuals or the general populace – more accurately than the Carinthian-born Viennese resident Antonio Fian.

Eleonore Frey

Eleonore Frey’s prose counters the world of established identities, of facts and figures and stone-cast certainties with gentle skepticism and unwavering commitment to all those who have lost their footing or never gained a foothold in reality in the first place.

Barbara Frischmuth

Hardly an author of ours is as competent as Barbara Frischmuth when it comes to investigating the complex relations between Orient and Occident, between Middle East and West.

Tomer Gardi

A highly allusive and enjoyable plea for linguistic diversity, for infringement, for everything that does not comply with the norm.

Susanne Gregor

Susanne Gregors novel is a captivating drama between love and individual fulfilment in the tropical heat of Nicaragua.

Stephan Groetzner

»A language terrain in which foolishness and wisdom can barely be told apart.« (Maren Keller, Spiegel online)

Iris Hanika

»An author who writes wittily, sincerely and without the slightest sensationalism.« (Spiegel)

Mela Hartwig

Mela Hartwig is one of the great unknown authors, a modernist and feminist, whose career was destroyed by the nazis.

Ilse Helbich

Ilse Helbich »finds words for the unspeakable«. (Der Standard)

Klaus Hoffer

Hoffer, one of the first recipients of the Döblin award in 1980, creates, in his narratives, labyrinthine worlds in which stifling claustrophobia and cold realism counterbalance each other.

Thomas Jonigk

»Jonigk deals with all topics by means of drastic wit.« (Der Spiegel, German weekly magazine)

Anna Kim

Anna Kim explores the concepts of ›foreign‹, she searches for the right words and sentences to describe the ›different‹.

Gertraud Klemm

Gertraud Klemm’s eye is merciless, vicious and comical at the same time.

Alfred Kolleritsch

»Alfred Kolleritsch is a friendly person with quite a vicious look.« (Peter Handke)

Yorck Kronenberg

Kronenberg skilfully evokes the secrets, menaces, but also the magic of a foreign and lonely world.

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