»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 sketches a fantasy of auto-extinction and doom with deeply unsettling words.
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’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.
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.
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.
»Jonigk deals with all topics by means of drastic wit.« (Der Spiegel, German weekly magazine)