Marlen Schachinger was born in Upper Austria in 1970, and currently lives and works as a freelance writer in Upper Austria and Vienna. She is the recipient of a number of literature awards and grants, most recently the 2016 Upper Austrian Honorary Prize as well as LiterarMechana’s anniversary grant. She has published prose, poetry and essays in national and international literary magazines.
Since 2000 Schachinger has written a number of books, the most recent of which include Martiniloben (2016), Unzeit (2016), Albors Asche (2015), denn ihre Werke folgen ihnen nach (2013), and ¡Leben! (2013). She also participated in Marlen Schachinger & Betty Paoli: Women Authors Celebrating Women Authors and wrote the textbook Werdegang (2014). Her recent anthologies include übergrenzen (2015).
Please read an excerpt from ¡Leben! in a translation by Tess Lewis here.