13. October 2008 09:43
Raoul Schrott was born in Austra in 1964.
Having studied philosophy and literature in Paris, Innsbruck, Berlin and Norwich, and having lived in various other cities and countries, Schrott can be considered not only an Austrian writer, but a cosmopolitan writer. Though he is best known for his poetry, his writing is as varied as his locale and encompasses many other genres, including the novel, the short story, and the essay. Schrott also successfully undertook the ambitious endeavor of translating and adapting the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh. Schrott’s style is known for its emphasis on literary tradition and for its frequent use of scientific ideas and language as metaphor. He was the recipient of the 2004 Joseph Breitbach Award for Literature, one of Germany’s most prestigious literary prizes. Schrott currently lives in Ireland.