Walter Kappacher

Walter Kappacher was born in Salzburg in 1938. He began his apprenticeship and journeyman years as a motorbike mechanic in 1953 and, in 1960, was a student for several months at Ruth Zerboni’s Acting School. His life as a travel agent began in 1961. From 1978 onwards he has devoted himself to writing, receiving numerous coveted awards for his novels and short stories, including the Rauriser Literature Grant (1975), the Literature Prize of the Cultural Circle of the Federation of German Industries (1986), the Hermann Lenz Prize (2004), the Major Prize for Literature of the Region of Salzburg (2006), an honorary doctorate from the University of Salzburg (2008), and the Georg Büchner Prize (2009). His books have garnered superb reviews and increasingly high print-runs; Der Fliegenpalast (‘The Palace of Flies’) was on the bestseller list for weeks. Walter Kappacher is also known for his arresting photography receiving recognition in exhibitions and illustrated books. He lives in Salzburg.

 

http://www.walter-kappacher.at

 

BOOKS

ROSINA LAND DER ROTEN STEINE DIE WERKSTATT DIE AMSELN VON PARSCH TRAKLS LETZTE TAGE & MAHLERS HEIMKEHR Übersetzung von Henry James DIE MITTLERE JAHRE

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