Literaturarchiv Niederösterreich

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Gisela Beinrücker-Fleck

* 1936 Bad Vöslau

Gisela Beinrücker-Fleck studied painting with Adolf Frohner at the Vienna University of Applied Arts. She lives and works as a visual artist in Vienna.

Jeannie Ebner

* 1918 Sydney/AUS + 2004 Vienna

Jeannie Ebner wrote numerous novels and prose works and translated literary works from English. She was also active in various associations and institutions as a functionary or editor (including PODIUM, ÖGL, Österr. Schriftstellerverband, L. V. G.).

Maria Grengg

* 1888 Stein a.d. Donau + 1963 Vienna

Maria Grengg began publishing in the 1920s as an author and illustrator in the folkish environment and was a respected author during the Austrofascist dictatorship (1934-38). She frenetically welcomed the Nazi invasion and also celebrated great success as a literary figure under the new rulers. After the war, she was initially banned from publishing, but was rehabilitated by honors from the Province of Lower Austria and the city of Krems. It was not until 2021 that the street named after her in her birthplace of Stein was renamed and provided with an information panel on her political involvement.

Hans Heinz Hahnl

* 1923 Oberndorf/Lower Austria + 2006 Vienna

After the war, Hans Heinz Hahnl first worked as a journalist for the Arbeiter-Zeitung and in the 1970s was successful primarily with radio plays for the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and theater plays. In 1979 he was awarded the Appreciation Prize for Literature of the Province of Lower Austria.

Karl Borromäus Landsteiner

* 1835 Schloss Stoitzendorf bei Eggenburg + 1909 Nikolsburg

Karl Borromäus Landsteiner was an Austrian Catholic priest, provincial prelate in Moravia, writer, novellist and honorary president of the Vienna Animal Protection Society. He wrote under the pseudonym Arthur Landerstein.

Helmut Peschina

* 1943 Vienna

Helmut Peschina is the author of prose works, poetry as well as plays and radio plays. He also appears as a dramaturge, editor of other people's texts and publisher.

Franz Richter

* 1920 Vienna + 2010 Vienna

Franz Richter first trained as a classical violinist and later worked as a teacher of chemistry at various Viennese secondary schools. His literary output was mainly as a poet and essayist, and he was also an active member of various associations (PODIUM, P. E. N. Club, Ö. S. V.).

Anna v. Sazenhofen

* 1874 Ansbach/Bavaria + 1948 Burgschleinitz-Kühnring/Lower Austria

Anna v. Sazenhofen was an Austrian writer who published under the pseudonym A. von Wernberg.

Hermann Schreiber

* 1920 Wiener Neustadt + 2014 Munich

Hermann Schreiber had a doctorate in German studies and worked in the postwar period for various Austrian and international magazines (Der Plan, Österreichisches Tagebuch, Daily Mirror). From 1951 he wrote more than 100 novels, partly under pseudonyms, as well as popular science works and biographies.

Wilhelm Szabo

* 1901 Vienna + 1986 Vienna

Wilhelm Szabo grew up with foster parents in the northern Waldviertel. He worked as an elementary and secondary school teacher in Gmünd and first appeared as a poet in the 1930s. After the so-called Anschluss, he was dismissed from teaching and assigned to woodwork in the Zwettl monastery. Nevertheless, in 1943 he was able to publish a volume of poetry under the title Im Dunkel der Dörfer (In the Darkness of the Villages). He also worked as an editor for a Munich publishing house and anonymously as editor of the journal Das Waldviertel. After the end of the war, he returned to teaching and established himself as a literary translator (of Sergei Yesenin, among others) in addition to his own writing activities. In 1954 he received the Georg Trakl Prize for poetry, and in 1961 the Culture Prize of the Province of Lower Austria. Together with Alois Vogel, Ilse Tielsch and others he founded the literary circle PODIUM in December 1970.

Alois Vogel

* 1922 Vienna + 2005 Pulkau

Alois Vogel completed an apprenticeship as a precision mechanic and studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna after World War II. His first poems appeared in the literary journals Neue Wege and Wort in der Zeit, early stories in the anthology Stimmen der Gegenwart edited by Hans Weigel. Vogel's novels Schlagschatten (1977) and Totale Verdunkelung (1980) were received as significant contributions to the reappraisal of Austrian contemporary history of the 20th century.

Alfred Warnes

* 1936 Korneuburg + 2020 Korneuburg

Alfred Warnes published poetry and short prose in literary journals as well as several volumes of poetry. He was chairman of the Austrian Writers' Association and editor of the journal Literarisches Österreich.

Hans Weigel

* 1908 Vienna + 1991 Maria Enzersdorf

Hans Weigel is considered one of the most influential and at the same time politically controversial mentors of postwar literature. In 2016, the province of Lower Austria acquired a collection of correspondence from the 1950s and 1960s, which includes names such as Leon Askin, Heimito v. Doderer, and Marlen Haushofer.