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Anna Kim
Austrian writer

Anna Kim

Anna Kim
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Intro Austrian writer
Known for Frozen Time
A.K.A. Анна Ким
Is Writer Poet
From Austria
Field Literature
Gender female
Birth 10 September 1977, Daejeon, South Korea
Age 46 years
Star sign Virgo
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Austrian writer Anna Kim reading from her book Die gefrorene Zeit (Frozen Time); Vienna.

Anna Kim (born September 10, 1977) is an Austrian writer.


Kim was born in Daejeon, South Korea in 1977 but moved to Germany in 1979. She studied at the University of Vienna in philosophy and theatre studies, graduating with a master's degree.

Since 1999 she has regularly published in newspapers, magazines and anthologies.

In 2012, Kim was Austria's winner of the European Union Prize for Literature for her second novel, Die gefrorene Zeit (translated in English as Frozen Time). Published in 2008, the novel covers the Kosovar man searching for his missing wife after the end of the Yugoslav wars.

Kim lives in Vienna.


Kim has received numerous awards and grants:

  • 2009: HALMA Scholarship
  • 2009: Elias Canetti Scholarship
  • 2009: Heinrich Treichl Prize from the Austrian Red Cross
  • 2010: Robert Musil Scholarship
  • 2012: European Union Prize for Literature for Die gefrorene Zeit (Frozen Time)
  • 2017: Artist in Residence at Villa Sträuli in Winterthur

Selected works

  • Die Bilderspur (The Trace of Pictures, 2004) – novel ISBN 3-85420-662-3
  • Das Sinken ein Bückflug (2006) – poetry collection
  • Die gefrorene Zeit (Frozen Time, 2008) – novel ISBN 978-3-85420-742-9
  • Anatomie einer Nacht (Anatomy of a Night, 2012) – novel
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