Robert Menasse


Robert Menasse (1954) was born and raised in Vienna. He studied German, philosophy and political science in Vienna, Salzburg and Messina and received his doctorate in 1980 with a thesis on the “The Figure of the Outsider in the Literary World”. Menasse went on to teach at the University of São Paulo for six years. Since his return from Brazil in 1988, Robert Menasse has lived mostly in Vienna, working as a writer and cultural-critical essayist.