Mario Wurmitzer

Mario Wurmitzer was born in 1992 in the town of Mistelbach (not far from the Czech and Slovak borders) and he now lives in Vienna and Lower Austria. He reads German Studies and History at the University of Vienna. 2010 saw the publication of his novel for young people, SECHZEHN (‘Sixteen’). As well as prose, he writes for the theatre. Work on his novel IM INNEREN DES KLAVIERS (‘The Piano’s Inner Workings’) was supported by a Hans Weigel Scholarship and a residency at Wiepersdorf Castle in Brandenburg. The recipient of several well-respected grants and prizes already, Mario Wurmitzer was recently nominated for the 2015 Retzhofer Drama Prize for New Writing.