Clemens J. Setz, Graz (A)

Clemens J. Setz was born in Graz in 1982 and now lives there. Since 2001 he has been studying Maths and German philology at the Karl-Franzens University. The author has three cats. Setz is an overtone singer and translator. (Founding) member of the literary group Plattform.

Setz was suggested as Daniela Strigl's competition sponsor.

Video portrait

Various publications of poems and narrations in magazines and anthologies as well as on radio. In autumn 2008 his translation of the novel Entering Hades by John Leake was published. Numerous publications in magazines and anthologies: Lichtungen, Jahrbuch der Lyrik 2007, manuskripte.

Clemens J. Setz (Foto ORF/Johannes Puch)

Publications (selection):

  • Söhne und Planeten. Residenz 2007.
  • Die Frequenzen. Residenz Frühjahr 2009.


  • Shortlist for the aspekte-literary prize 2007.
  • Writer's Award, BMUKK 2007.