Thomas Stangl (writer)

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Thomas Stangl
After winning Erich Fried Preis in 2011
After winning Erich Fried Preis in 2011
Born (1966-01-04) 4 January 1966 (age 55)
Vienna, Austria
Alma materUniversity of Vienna

Thomas Stangl (born 4 January 1966 Vienna) is an Austrian writer.


Thomas Stangl studied philosophy and Spanish at the University of Vienna and graduated in 1991 with a thesis on deconstructive literary theory. After graduation, he initially wrote essays, book reviews, and even smaller prose work for newspapers and literary journals.

Thomas Stangl lives in Vienna.


For his debut novel Der einzige Ort (The only place) the author received the Aspekte-Literaturpreis in 2004, the same year a Hermann-Lenz Scholarship, and the 2005 Literature Prize of the Austrian Federal Chancellery. In June 2007, he received the Telekom Austria Prize at the Ingeborg Bachmann competition; in October 2007, the Literature Prize of the Cultural Committee of German Economy, 2009, a grant from the Heinrich-Heine-house of the city of Lueneburg, 2010 Literature Prize Alpha and the 2011 Erich Fried Prize.[1] In 2020, he received the Johann-Friedrich-von-Cotta-Literatur- und Übersetzerpreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart.


  • Der einzige Ort. Novel, Droschl, Graz 2004, ISBN 978-3-85420-649-1.
  • Ihre Musik. Novel, Droschl, Graz 2006, ISBN 978-3-85420-709-2.
  • Was kommt. Novel, Droschl, Graz 2009, ISBN 978-3-85420-752-8.[2]
  • Reisen und Gespenster. Essays, Droschl, Graz 2012, ISBN 978-3-85420-791-7.
  • Regeln des Tanzes, Novel, Droschl, Graz 2013, ISBN 978-3-85420-649-1


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ shigekuni. "Thomas Stangl: Was Kommt". Retrieved 3 July 2014. Was Kommt is a marvel and it deserves to be translated and praised and to win as many prizes as possible.

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