Zsuzsanna Gahse


Zsuzsanna Gahse, born in Budapest in 1946, is an Austrian-German-Swiss author; she fled to the West with her Hungarian family in 1956 and has since lived in Vienna, Stuttgart and Lucerne - today she lives in Müllheim (Canton Thurgau, Switzerland). Her literary work is situated between prose and poetry, between narrative and dramatic texts. She has received numerous prizes and awards for her around 30 book publications and translations (including Péter Esterházy, Péter Nádas, Istvan Vörös), including the Aspekte Literature Prize (1983), Adelbert von Chamisso Prize (2006), Italo Svevo Prize (2017) and Grand Prix Literature (2019). ember of the German Academy for Language and Poetry, from which she received the Johann Heinrich Voß Prize (2010) for her translations.