Slovenian author Marwan receives Austrian literary prize

Klagenfurt – Ana Marwan, a Slovenian author who lives and works in Austria, is the recipient of this year’s Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, a prestigious prize for works in German conferred by the city of Klagenfurt, Austrian broadcaster ORF reported.

She has received the prize, which comes with a EUR 25,000 cheque, for Wechselkröte, a piece about a woman who lives alone in a rural area and finds out she is pregnant.

Born in Murska Sobota in eastern Slovenia in 1980, Marwan moved to Vienna after studying comparative literature at the University of Ljubljana and published her debut work in 2019.

She has lived and worked in Wolfsthal, a small town near Vienna, since 2018.

Conferred by Klagenfurt since 1977, the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize is considered one of the most prestigious literary prizes for works in German.