Anna WeidenholzerAustriaWriting2016

Anna Weidenholzer was born in 1984 in Linz and lives in Vienna. She studied Comparative Literature in Vienna and Wroclaw, Poland. Weidenholzer has been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies and has won many awards, including the Alfred Gesswein Prize (2009) and the Reinhard Priessnitz Prize (2013). Her first book Der Platz des Hundes (The Dog’s Place, short stories, 2010) was nominated for the European Festival of the Debut Novel in Kiel in 2011. Her debut novel Der Winter tut den Fischen gut (Winter is Good for Fish, 2012) was nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize in fiction in 2013. In 2015, she was the Max Kade writer-in-residence at Deutsches Haus at NYU, New York. Her second novel Weshalb die Herren Seesterne tragen will be published in September 2016.