About Marlene Streeruwitz
Marlene Streeruwitz, born in Baden near Vienna, studied Slavic Languages and art history and began as a director and author of theatre and radio plays. She has received numerous awards for her novels, most recently the Literary Prize of Bremen and the Franz Nabl Prize. Her novel Die Schmerzmacherin. was on the shortlist for the German Book Prize in 2011. Recent novels include Nachkommen. and Yseut., and under the alias Nelia Fehn Die Reise einer jungen Anarchistin in Griechenland.