Changing Addresses:  A Collection of Contemporary Austrian Writing

Edited by Johann Holzner and Alois Hotschnig

170 pages • $22.95 • ISBN: 9781608010813 • July 2012 • Add to Cart


Changing Addresses: A Collection of Contemporary Austrian Writing, is the product of a unique partnership between the University of Innsbruck and the University of New Orleans that fosters the exchange of intellectual and artistic ideas. The first title of a new series, “Studies in Central European History, Literature, and Culture,” this volume of English translations compiles the work of writers from Austria and South Tyrol affiliated with the University of Innsbruck. Focused on the ways writers use language to question our sense of reality, Changing Addresses presents a mixture of established and emerging Austrian writers, including some whose work has never been translated into English before. 

“If this new collection, Changing Addresses, is any indication of the state of contemporary Austrian writing, one thing is certain: the Austrians are dripping with ideas...The editors and translators of Changing Addresses have done a very smart job, especially in the organization of the book, which pits poem against prose, cleverly alternating the two, heightening the dramatic effect of each and creating a potentially stimulating dialogue between two often divided genres.”
—Carl E. Findley III,
Mercer University 


Johann Holzner taught modern German and Austrian Literature at the University of Innsbruck before his recent retirement. He is the author of many books and articles on 19th and 20th century Austrian literature and also directed the Research Institute "Brenner-Archives" of the University of Innsbruck from 2001-2013. He lectured as a guest professor at the Universities of Wrocław, Salzburg, St. Petersburg, Maribor and UC Santa Barbara. 

Alois Hotschnig is a professional writer with a number of novellas and novels, published by top German publishing houses Luchterhand and Kiepenheuer & Witsch: Aus. Erzählung (1989); Eine Art Glück. Erzählung (1990); Leonardos Hände (1992); Ludwigs Zimmer (2000); Die Kinder beruhigte das nicht (2006); Im Sitzen läuft es sich besser davon. Erzählungen (2009). In 1999, he visited the United States to read from his prose. He lives in Innsbruck.

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