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Wolf Haas

Wolf Haas

Austrian writer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Austrian writer
Countries Austria
Occupations Novelist Screenwriter Writer Children's writer
Gender male
Birth 14 December 1960 (Maria Alm, Zell am See District, Salzburg, Austria)
Star sign Sagittarius
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Biography

Wolf Haas (born December 14, 1960) is an Austrian writer. He is most widely known for his crime fiction novels featuring detective Simon Brenner, four of which were made into films. He has won several prizes for his works, including the German prize for crime fiction (Deutscher Krimipreis).

Life

Wolf Haas was born in 1960 in Maria Alm am Steinernen Meer, which is part of the Austrian province of Salzburg. After university he worked as an advertising copywriter. Between 1996 and 2003 he wrote seven detective stories, of which six featured detective Simon Brenner. Three were made into films: Komm, süßer Tod (Come Sweet Death), Silentium and Der Knochenmann (The Boneman). He has won several prizes for his works, including placed in the German prize for crime fiction (Deutscher Krimi Preis) three times, including one first place (1997, 1999, 2000. and the Literaturpreis der Stadt Bremen 2013.

Works

Wolf Haas reading at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2009

Novels

  • Brenner detective stories (and where they are set):
    • Auferstehung der Toten (Zell am See), Rowohlt, Reinbek 1996, ISBN 3-499-22831-9 (Translated as "Resurrection" by Annie Janusch, Melville House, 2014, ISBN 978-1-61219-271-0)
    • Der Knochenmann (Klöch in Styria), Rowohlt, Reinbek 1997, ISBN 3-499-22832-7 (Translated as "The Bone Man" by Annie Janusch, Melville House, 2013, ISBN 978-1-61219-169-0)
    • Komm, süßer Tod (Vienna), Rowohlt, Reinbek 1998, ISBN 3-499-22814-9 (Translated as "Come, Sweet Death!" by Annie Janusch, Melville House, 2014, ISBN 978-1612193397)
    • Silentium! (Salzburg), Rowohlt, Reinbek 1999, ISBN 3-499-22830-0
    • Wie die Tiere (Vienna), Rowohlt, Reinbek 2001, ISBN 3-499-23331-2
    • Das ewige Leben (Graz), Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg 2003, ISBN 3-492-24095-X
    • Der Brenner und der liebe Gott, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg 2009, ISBN 978-3-455-40189-9 (Translated as "Brenner and God" by Annie Janusch, Melville House, 2012, ISBN 978-1-61219-113-3)
    • Brennerova, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg 2014, ISBN 978-3-455-40499-9
  • Ausgebremst - Der Roman zur Formel 1, Rowohlt, Reinbek 1998, ISBN 3-499-22868-8
  • The weather fifteen years ago (Das Wetter vor 15 Jahren, 2006), Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg 2006, ISBN 3-455-40004-3, translated version by Stephanie Gilardi and Thomas S. Hansen, Ariadne Press, Riverside California 2009, ISBN 978-1-57241-166-1
  • Verteidigung der Missionarsstellung. Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg 2012, ISBN 978-3455404180

Non-Fiction

  • Sprachtheoretische Grundlagen der Konkreten Poesie. Akademischer Verlag Heinz, Stuttgart 1990 ISBN 3-88099-237-1
  • Die Liebe in den Zeiten des Cola-Rauschs, Verlag Tauschzentrale, Wien 1993, ISBN 3-901352-01-5

Children's Books

  • Die Gans im Gegenteil. Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg 2010 ISBN 3-455-40286-0
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