When i was a small child i used to repeat the word "parallel" without ever getting bored. Par. All. Lalla. Rap. Paralell. Prall alle. Palle. Rar. Parle. Para. Laller. The word had a taste and a sound. That's how i fell in love with language.

Sophie Reyer

Sophie (Anna) Reyer was born 1984 in Vienna. Since 2009 she is member of Graz-based literature magazine "Lichtungen" and head of JugendLiteraturwerkstattGraz for young people aged 14 to 19 at Literaturhaus Graz. From 2011 to 2014 she studied at "Kunsthochschule für Film und Medien" in Cologne.

So far she has published six books of poetry: "geh dichte" (EYE-Verlag 2005), "binnen (miniaturen)" (Leykam 2010). "flug (spuren)" (Edition Keiper 2012), "die gezirpte zeit" (Berger-Verlag 2013), "skarabäen" (art & science 2014) and Hörstück "baumleberliebe" (ö1).

She was awarded Literaturförderungspreis der Stadt Graz in 2007, Manuskripte-Förderungspreis 2009, Startstipendium des bmukk 2009 and Literaturstipendium der Stadt Graz in 2013. Since 2016 she has a PhD in Philosophy.

Sophie Reyer has published three novels – "vertrocknete vögel" (Leykam), "baby blue eyes" (Ritter) and "Insektizid" (Leykam 2014) – and three books of prose "marias. ein nekrolog" (Ritter, Klagenfurt 2013), "Die Erfahrung" (SuKulTur 2013) and "Holzzeitstag" (Taschenspiel 2014).

She has also written various theatre plays, i.e. "baumleberliebe" (S. Fischer-Verlag 2012) and "Anna und der Wulian" (first performance 2014 at Badische Landesbühne).

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