Elfriede Jelinek

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Biography

Elfriede Jelinek, who was born in 1946 and grew up in Vienna, now lives in Vienna and Munich. She has received numerous awards for her literary works, which include not only novels but also plays, poetry, essays, translations, radio plays, screenplays and opera librettos. Her awards include the Georg Büchner Prize and the Franz Kafka Prize for Literature. In 2004 she was awarded with Nobel Prize for Literature. Elfriede Jelinek is a member of the Council of the Republic as part of the Vienna Festival | Free Republic of Vienna 2024.

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