About Gerhard Roth
Gerhard Roth was born in Graz in 1942 and now lives in Vienna and in Southern Steiermark. He has published numerous novels, short stories, essays, and plays, such as “Die Archive des Schweigens“ (in seven volumes, completed in 1991) and the “Orkus“ cycle, completed in 2011. Gerhard Roth’s oeuvre has been awarded many literature prizes, including the Grand Austrian State Prize in 2016. After “Die Irrfahrt des Michael Aldrian“, “Hell Is Empty, the Devils Are All Here“ is his second novel set in Venice – a city with which Roth has had a decade-long love affair.