Arno Geiger

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Arno Geiger
Arno Geiger being interviewed in 2007
Arno Geiger being interviewed in 2007
Born (1968-07-22) 22 July 1968 (age 50)
Language German
Nationality Austrian
Notable works Es geht uns gut
Notable awards Deutscher Buchpreis (2005)

Arno Geiger (born 22 July 1968) is an Austrian novelist.

Geiger grew up in the village of Wolfurt near Bregenz. He studied German studies, ancient history and comparative literature at the universities of Innsbruck and Vienna. He has worked as a freelance writer since 1993. From 1986 to 2002, he also worked as a technician at the annual Bregenzer Festspiele summer opera festival.

In 1996 and in 2004, he took part in the Ingeborg-Bachmann-Preis competition at Klagenfurt.

In October 2005, he was the recipient of the first Deutscher Buchpreis[1] literature prize (awarded by the booksellers' association of Germany) for his novel Es geht uns gut.

Geiger lives in Wolfurt and Vienna.


  • 1994 Scholarship by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Culture
  • 1998 Abraham Woursell Award, New York (a talent award for young European writers)
  • 2001 Carl-Mayer-Drehbuch-Förderpreis, Graz (a screenplay award named for screenplay writer Carl Mayer (1894–1944))
  • 2005 Förderpreis zum Friedrich-Hölderlin-Preis, Bad Homburg (talent award)
  • 2005 Deutscher Buchpreis


  1. ^ Dougherty, Carter (20 December 2005). "The New German Novel: Less Weighty, More Exportable". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 January 2011.