born in 1963 in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria. Studied stage design at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and at the Film Academy in Vienna. She writes short fiction, novels, and radio plays. She has been a guest professor in Nagoya, Japan, and has taught in the Institute for Creative Writing at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Recent books: Schwestern der Angst (2010), Vom Gebrauch der Wünsche (2014), Die Paradiesmaschine (2016).