Christoph Ransmayr
Born in Wels in upper Austria, Christoph Ransmayr grew up in Roitham. From 1972 to 1978, he studied philosophy and ethnology in Vienna, where he later worked as cultural editor for the newspaper Extrablatt, also publishing articles and essays in Geo, TransAtlantik and Merian. He has travelled extensively in Ireland, Asia, North and South America. He is the author of The Terrors of Ice and Darkness (1991), The Last World (1991) and The Dog King (1997), among others. He has won several literary awards including the Franz Kafka Prize (1995) and the Bertolt Brecht Literature Prize (2004).
 
 
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