Maja Haderlap, A

Born 1961 in Bad Eisenkappel, lives in Klagenfurt. Studied Theater and German Philology at the University of Vienna.Dramaturgy and production assistant in Trieste and Ljubljana.

1989 – 1992 Editor and publisher of the Carinthian Slovenian literary magazine mladje.

Teaching at the Alpen Adria University of Klagenfurt since 1989. 1992 – 2007 Head of drama at the City Theatre of Klagenfurt.

Poetry, prose, essays and translations from Slovenian into German.

The novel Engel des Vergessens will be published in autumn at Wallstein.



  • Žalik pesmi. Drava 1983.
  • Bajalice. Drava 1987.
  • Gedichte Pesmi Poems. Drava 1998.



  • Hubert Burda Prize for Poetry 2004.
  • Austrian State Scholarship for Literature 2006/2007.
  • Project Scholarship for Literature 2008/2009.
  • State Scholarship for Literature 2009/2010.


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