Kurt Lanthaler

The writer from South Tyrol unwaveringly goes his way – and his success proves it.

Kurt Lanthaler was born in 1960 in Bolzano. Since 1985 he has been working as a freelance writer. At the moment he is living in Berlin and writes novels, short stories, narratives, poetry, plays and scripts.

> 1979 “Short Story Award”, PEN-Club Liechtenstein
> 1985 Austrian Junior Scholarship for Literature
> 1996 Austrian State Scholarship for Literature
> 1998 “Alfred-Döblin-Scholarship”, Academy of Arts Berlin
> 1999 Third place for “Azzurro” at the 15th German Crime Literature Prize
> 2001 “Jubiläumsfonds der LiterarMechana”, Vienna
> 2002 “Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf”

Some of his works are “Der Tote im Fels”, “Das Delta”, “:himmel und hoell”, “Napule”, “Weißwein und Aspirin”, “Herzsprung”, Grobes Foul” and the amusing volume of poetry “Goldfishs fuenfzig reisen um die halbe welt”.

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