Verena Rossbacher, A.

Born in 1979 in Bludenz, lives in Berlin. Childhood in Austria and Switzerland; studied Philosophy, German Studies and Theology in Zurich for a few semesters; German Creative Writing Programme at Leipzig University;freelance author.



  • Verlangen nach Drachen. Kiepenheuer & Witsch 2009.
  • in journals, including EDIT, allmende, miromente, flair.
  • in anthologies, such as Tippgemeinschaft, Zeit der Witze, Pfeile und Bogen.
  • Plays and scenic readings.


Verena Rossbacher: Videoportrait


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Scholarship and prizes

  • Dramatist scholarship at Theater an der Winkelwiese in Zurich 2002.
  • Vorarlberg literature scholarship 2005.
  • International Lake Constance Conference sponsorship award 2009.
  • Author award of the Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture 2009.

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