Wolf Haas

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Wolf Haas reading at the literary festival o-töne, 2009.

Wolf Haas (born December 14, 1960) is an Austrian writer. He is most widely known for his crime fiction novels featuring detective Simon Brenner, three of which were made into films. He has won several prizes for his works, including the German prize for crime fiction (Deutscher Krimipreis).

Life[edit]

Wolf Haas was born in 1960 in Maria Alm am Steinernen Meer, which is part of the Austrian province of Salzburg.[1] After university he worked as an advertising copywriter. Between 1996 and 2003 he wrote seven detective stories, of which six featured detective Simon Brenner. Three were made into films: Komm, süßer Tod (Come Sweet Death), Silentium! and Der Knochenmann (The Boneman).[1] He has won several prizes for his works, including placed in the German prize for crime fiction (Deutscher Krimi Preis) three times, including one first place (1997, 1999, 2000.[2][3][4] and the Literaturpreis der Stadt Bremen 2013.[5]

Works[edit]

Wolf Haas reading at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2009

Novels[edit]

  • Ausgebremst - Der Roman zur Formel 1, Rowohlt, Reinbek 1998, ISBN 3-499-22868-8
  • The weather fifteen years ago (Das Wetter vor 15 Jahren, 2006), Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg 2006, ISBN 3-455-40004-3, translated version by Stephanie Gilardi and Thomas S. Hansen, Ariadne Press, Riverside California 2009, ISBN 978-1-57241-166-1[6]
  • Verteidigung der Missionarsstellung. Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg 2012, ISBN 978-3455404180

Non-Fiction[edit]

  • Sprachtheoretische Grundlagen der Konkreten Poesie. Akademischer Verlag Heinz, Stuttgart 1990 ISBN 3-88099-237-1
  • Die Liebe in den Zeiten des Cola-Rauschs, Verlag Tauschzentrale, Wien 1993, ISBN 3-901352-01-5

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