Robert Prosser is an Austrian writer and poet born in 1983. He studied Comparative Literature and Cultural Anthropology and spent several years in Asia, the Middle East, and Great Britain. Over the years, Prosser has received numerous prizes and grants, most notably from the Robert-Bosch-Stiftung, Literarisches Colloquium Berlin as well as the Reinhard-Priessnitz-Prize for Literature. He lives in Vienna and Tyrol and is the Austrian curator of Babelsprech, an initiative in charge of the funding of young German-language poetry. His debut novel Geister und Tattoos (Ghosts and Tattoos) was released in 2013. His second novel Phantome (Phantoms) was longlisted for the German Book Prize in 2017.
Please read an excerpt of Phantoms in translation by Daniel Bowles here.
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