Clemens J. Setz

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Setz in 2012

Clemens J. Setz (born 15 November 1982, in Graz), is an Austrian writer and translator.

He debuted in 2007 with the novel Söhne und Planeten. His second novel, Die Frequenzen, was shortlisted for the German Book Prize. He won the 2011 Leipzig Book Fair Prize with the short story collection Die Liebe zur Zeit des Mahlstädter Kindes. In 2012 he was again shortlisted for the German Book Prize for the novel Indigo, and in 2015 he received the Wilhelm Raabe Literature Prize for Die Stunde zwischen Frau und Gitarre.[1][2]

He published literature translations into German of John Leake: Entering Hades, Edward Gorey: (The Utter Zoo; The Hapless Child; The Osbick Bird) and Scott McClanahan: Sarah.

In 2020 he was awarded the Jakob-Wassermann-Literaturpreis and the prestigious Kleist Prize.[3]

Clemens J. Setz continues to live and work in Graz.

List of works[edit]

  • Söhne und Planeten. Novel. Residenz, St. Pölten 2007.
  • Die Frequenzen. Novel. Residenz, St. Pölten 2009.
  • Die Liebe zur Zeit des Mahlstädter Kindes. Short stories. Suhrkamp, Berlin 2011.
  • Zeitfrauen. (Schöner Lesen Nr. 112.) SuKuLTuR, Berlin 2012.
  • Indigo. Novel. Suhrkamp, Berlin 2012. Published in English in 2014.
  • Die Vogelstraußtrompete. Poems. Suhrkamp, Berlin 2014.
  • Glücklich wie Blei im Getreide. Retellings. Suhrkamp, Berlin 2015.
  • Die Stunde zwischen Frau und Gitarre. Novel. Suhrkamp, Berlin 2015.
  • Verweilen unter schwebender Last. (Tübinger Poetik-Dozentur 2015, with Kathrin Passig), Essays, Lectures, Speeches. Swiridoff, Künzelsau 2016.
  • Der Trost runder Dinge. Short stories. Suhrkamp, Berlin 2019.
  • Die Bienen und das Unsichtbare, Suhrkamp, Berlin 2020.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preise für Clemens J. Setz". suhrkamp.de (in German). Suhrkamp Verlag. Retrieved 2015-10-03.
  2. ^ "Clemens J. Setz erhält Wilhelm-Raabe-Preis". Der Standard (in German). 2015-10-02. Retrieved 2015-10-03.
  3. ^ "Literature Prize: Clemens Setz receives Heinrich von Kleist Prize". tellerreport.com. 2020-03-30. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  4. ^ (de) Wolfgang Popp, Clemens Setz und die Grenzen der Sprache, ORF.at

External links[edit]

Publicity page at the German publisher's website (in German) Publicity page at the American publisher's website