Christoph Ransmayr

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Christoph Ransmayr
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Christoph Ransmayr (born 20 March 1954) is an Austrian writer.

Life[edit]

Born in Wels, Upper Austria Ransmayr grew up in Roitham near Gmunden and the Traunsee. From 1972 to 1978 he studied philosophy and ethnology in Vienna. He worked there as cultural editor for the newspaper Extrablatt from 1978 to 1982, also publishing articles and essays in GEO, TransAtlantik and Merian. After his novel Die letzte Welt was published in 1988 he did extensive traveling in Ireland, Asia, North and South America. In 1994 he moved to West Cork, Ireland, as a friend offered to lease him a splendid house on the Atlantic coast for a very affordable rent. In 1997 Ransmayr read his short story Die dritte Luft oder Eine Bühne am Meer, written for this occasion, as a keynote speech for the Salzburg Festival. After his marriage in the Spring of 2006 Ransmayr returned to live in Vienna.

In 2018 he received the Nicolas Born Prize for his literary works to date.[1]

Awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Strahlender Untergang, together with Willy Puchner, 1982, ISBN 3-85447-006-1
  • Die Schrecken des Eises und der Finsternis, 1984, ISBN 3-85447-043-6
  • Die letzte Welt, 1988, ISBN 3-89190-244-1
  • Morbus Kitahara, 1995, ISBN 3-10-062908-6
  • Der Weg nach Surabaya, 1997, ISBN 3-10-062916-7
  • Die dritte Luft, oder Eine Bühne am Meer, 1997, ISBN 3-10-062920-5
  • Die Unsichtbare. Tirade an drei Stränden, 2001, ISBN 3-10-062924-8
  • Der Ungeborene, oder Die Himmelsareale des Anselm Kiefer, 2002, ISBN 3-10-062925-6
  • Die Verbeugung des Riesen. Vom Erzählen, 2003, ISBN 3-10-062926-4
  • Geständnisse eines Touristen. Ein Verhör, 2004, ISBN 3-10-062927-2
  • Der fliegende Berg, 2006, ISBN 978-3-10-062936-4
  • Damen & Herren unter Wasser, together with Manfred Wakolbinger, 2007, ISBN 978-3-10-062937-1
  • Odysseus, Verbrecher. Schauspiel einer Heimkehr, 2010, ISBN 978-3-10-062945-6
  • Der Wolfsjäger. Drei polnische Duette, together with Martin Pollack, 2011, ISBN 978-3-10-062950-0
  • Atlas eines ängstlichen Mannes, 2012, ISBN 978-3-10-062951-7
  • Gerede: Elf Ansprachen, 2014, ISBN 978-3-10-062952-4
  • Cox oder Der Lauf der Zeit, 2016, ISBN 978-3-10-082951-1

English editions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicolas-Born-Preise 2018 / Hauptpreis an Christoph Ransmayr". www.boersenblatt.net (in German). Retrieved 2018-11-22.

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