Lydia Steinbacher


In a sense I see poetry as an attempt to capture feelings and moments which seem irretrievable, but continue to have an effect unlimited in time, because the rhymes will affect each person in a different way and each reading can awaken variously images.

Lydia Steinbacher

Lydia Steinbacher was born in 1993 in Waidhofen / Ybbs in NÖ (Lower Austria). She grew up in the small village of Hollenstein amidst mountain landscape. In her childhood she spent most afternoons together with her grandmother, who told her nice words again and again till little Lydia kept them. Besides she travelled a lot with her family and the longing for other countries and cultures is part of her life.

For six years she has been member of Schreibakademie Waidhofen / Ybbs (under the direction of Evelyn Schlag & Peter Bubenik).

In 2015 she was awarded with the Austrian starting scholarship for literatur. 


Lydia Steinbacher lives in Vienna and studies German Philology. She worked for weekly newspaper "Niederösterreichische Nachrichten" and for daily newspaper "Die Furche". She workes as a language teacher and photographer. 

In January 2014 she had her first book publication: "silex", poems (Berger Verlag Horn). In August 2014 she was awarded Slovenia scholarship and took part in the festival "The days of poetry and wine" in Ptuj. In April 2017 her latest book "Im Grunde sind wir sehr verschieden" is published (Innsbruck: Limbus Verlag). 

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