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Raphaela Edelbauer is an Austrian author. She was born in Vienna in 1990. She studied Language Art (Sprachkunst) with Robert Schindel at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. 2008 - lecture at the Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium. From 2009 – publications in literary magazines and anthologies, as well as readings and participation at literary festivals. Regular commissions, including work for town of Mödling or the Austrian Ministry for Women’s Affairs. February 2017 – publication of her first novel, ‘Entdecker’ (Discoverers) by Klever publishers, with illustrations by Simon Goritschnig, winning the Rauriser Literaturpreis for best german-spoken prose debut. 2017 - scholarship of the Deutscher Literaturfonds. The extreme performance Literazah will be premiered in May 2017, with further dates to be announced, including Berlin.

She participated as a contestant at the 2018 Bachmann-prize winning the public's vote. In autumn of 2019 her novel Das Flüssige Land (The Liquid Land) will be published with German publishing house Klett-Cotta.

"Edelbauer’s essays are huge and impossible, utopian and full of fantastical realisms, brilliant and unwieldy. Vulcanoid salvos, cold and hard, which hit the reader with brute force.”
Marietta Böning,
Magazine of the Literaturhaus Wien

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