Franzobel

Franzobel - © Courtesy:Passagen Verlag
© Courtesy: Passagen Verlag
Born as Franz Stefan Griebl at Vöcklabruck in 1967. Studied German and History at Vienna from 1987 to 1992. Played walk-on parts at the Burgtheater between 1987 and 1992. Up to 1991 a visual artist with occasional exhibitions (including the ArtStart Gallery in Vienna and the Kunsthalle Ritter in Klagenfurt). Mainly active as an author since 1991, publisher of the "edition ch", and participated in the Stuttgart "Dichter ans Theater" authors project. Franzobel lives in Vienna and Pichlwang.

Prizes and Awards:

  • Linz Town Writer 1992/93
  • Upper Austrian Award for Young Talent, 1994/95
  • Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, 1995
  • Vienna Workshop Prize, 1995
  • State Literary Grant, 1996
  • Fesch Prize, 1996
  • Dramatists Grant, 1997
  • Wolfgang Weihrauch Prize 1997 (formerly the Leone and Lena Prize, Darmstadt)
  • Kassel Literary Prize for Grotesque Humour, 1998
  • Floriana Literary Prize, 1998
  • Brecht Medal, 2000
  • City of Vienna Elias Canetti Grant, 2001
  • Winner of the Styrian Autumn Literary Award, 2001
  • Invitation to the Mülheim Theatre Days, 2002
  • Arthur Schnitzler Prize 2005
  • Adalbert von Chamisso Prize 2005