Teresa Präauer

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Teresa Präauer
Teresa Präauer Leipziger Buchmesse 2015.JPG
Born1979 Edit this on Wikidata
Linz Edit this on Wikidata
AwardsFriedrich Hölderlin Prize, Aspekte-Literaturpreis Edit this on Wikidata

Teresa Präauer (born 28 February 1979) is an Austrian writer and visual artist.[1]


Teresa Präauer on the blue Sofa, Frankfurter Bookfair, 2012

Teresa Präauer was born in Linz and grew up in Graz and St. Johann im Pongau.[2] From 1997 to 2003 she studied German language and literature at the University of Salzburg and the Humboldt University Berlin as well as painting at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. Since 2003, she lives and works in Vienna[3], where she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 2004 to 2005 as a postgraduate.[4] For her first novel For the Ruler from Overseas sher was awarded the Aspekte-Literaturpreis for best German-language prose debut. In 2015, she received the sponsorship award for the Friedrich Hölderlin Prize of the city of Bad Homburg for Johnny and Jean[5] 168/5000 and was nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize. Teresa Präauer was nominated for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize at the Festival of German Literature in 2015.[6]

In the summer of 2016, Teresa Präauer held the Samuel Fischer Visiting Professorship for Literature at the Free University of Berlin and gave a seminar on Poetical ornithology. On flying in the literature. On May 25, 2016 she gave the inaugural lecture titled Animal.[7]


Teresa Präauer, Frankfurter Bookfair, 2016

In addition to her work as a writer, Teresa Präauer also works as a visual artist. Her literary and pictorial works are closely related. For both areas she develops "actually two very similar ways of thinking". In her first publication Daubenbriefe von Dumb to other birds chicks, she combines drawings with poetic short texts.[8] In 2010 she illustrated the picture book The Goose on the contrary by Wolf Haas.[9] The birds, the flying and the crashes are also discussed in For the ruler from overseas. Among other things, the book tells the story of two children spending the summer with their grandparents.[10]

In her second novel, Johnny and Jean, an artist novel for which she, as with all her books, designed the cover,[11] The author leads the readers into the milieu of a contemporary art scene at an art academy, where younger and old masters of art history are quoted, and the artist Jonny in his imagination even gets into conversation with Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp.[12][13]

Some of her artistic works can be seen permanently, such as a book sculpture in the Museum of Applied Arts Vienna, a painting in the Artothek des Bundes. Teresa Präauer also drew and wrote forRolling Stone.[14]


  • Taubenbriefe von Stummen an anderer Vögel Küken. Edition Krill, Wien 2009, ISBN 978-3-9502537-1-9.
  • Die Gans im Gegenteil. Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg 2010, ISBN 978-3-455-40286-5.
  • Für den Herrscher aus Übersee. Roman. Wallstein, Göttingen 2012, ISBN 978-3-8353-1092-6.[15]
  • Johnny und Jean. Roman. Wallstein, Göttingen 2014, ISBN 978-3-8353-1556-3.[16]
  • Oh Schimmi. Roman. Wallstein, Göttingen 2016, ISBN 978-3-8353-1873-1.



  1. ^ "Teresa Präauer auf Artfacts" (in German). Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. ^ Teresa Präauer. In: Salzburgwiki, abgerufen am 23. März 2015.
  3. ^ Teresa Präauer – Höhenflug mit dem ersten Roman
  4. ^ [1][dead link], at www.landesmuseum.at
  5. ^ Feuillet.
  6. ^ Teresa Präauer auf bachmannpreis.orf.at
  7. ^ Jutta Person: Tier werden – Einen Vogel haben hilft vom 26.
  8. ^ Reinhard Winkler: Taubenbriefe von Stummen an anderer Vögel Küken.
  9. ^ Bernhard Sandbichler: Die Gans im Gegenteil.
  10. ^ Swantje Karich: Den Dingen Schwingen schenken.
  11. ^ Nina Schedlmayer: Küken und Vögel.
  12. ^ Mich kann keiner aufhalten.
  13. ^ Artikel von David Axmann: Präauer, Teresa: Johnny und Jean, Bücher aktuell, vom 4.
  14. ^ „Bunga Bunga“ und Deodorant: Teresa Präauer über Poledance, Rolling Stone, 26. Dezember 2015
  15. ^ Liebe braucht keine Sprache. Rezension, Spiegel Online vom 29. November 2012.
  16. ^ Astrid Schwarz: Johnny und Jean FM4, 7. August 2014.
    Ina Hartwig: Ins Leben hineinwachsen. Rezension, taz vom 31. Januar 2015.
  17. ^ Teresa Präauer: Kurzbiografie.
  18. ^ Nominierungen für den Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse 2015.
  19. ^ Hölderlin-Preis.
  20. ^ Salzburger Nachrichten: Teresa Präauer erhält Buchpreis der Salzburger Wirtschaft. Artikel vom 30. Oktober 2017, abgerufen am 31. Oktober 2017.
  21. ^ Franz-Hessel-Preis 2017: Die Shortlist steht, buchmarkt.de, erschienen und abgerufen am 15.

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