Christoph Ransmayr


Christoph Ransmayr, born in 1954 in Wels, studied Philosophy and Ethnology and lives in Vienna. In addition to the novels Die Schrecken des Eises und der Finsternis (Title of English Translation: The Terrors of Ice and Darkness) (1984), Die letzte Welt (Title of English Translation: The Last World) (1988), Morbus Kitahara (Title of English Translation: The Dog King) (1995) and Der fliegende Berg [The Flying Mountain] (2006), he published short prose works for story variations and the play Odysseus, Verbrecher [Odysseus, Criminal] (2010). He received numerous literary awards for his books, which have been translated into over thirty languages to date, including the Greater Literary Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts (1992), the Franz Kafka Prize (1995), the Premio Letterario Internazionale Mondello (1997), the Friedrich Hölderlin Prize of the City of Bad Homburg (1998), as well as the Bertolt Brecht Prize (2004).