After winning Erich Fried Preis in 2011
|Born||January 4, 1966|
|Alma mater||University of Vienna|
Thomas Stangl (born 4 January 1966 Vienna) is an Austrian writer.
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Thomas Stangl studied philosophy and Spanish at the University of Vienna and graduated in 1991 with a thesis on deconstructive literary theory from. After graduation, he initially wrote essays, book reviews, and even smaller prose work for newspapers and literary journals.
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Thomas Stangl lives in Vienna.
For his debut novel The only place the author received the aspects Prize for Literature in 2004, the same year a Hermann-Lenz Scholarship, and the 2005 Literature Prize of the Austrian Federal Chancellery. In June 2007, he received the Telekom Austria Prize at the Ingeborg Bachmann competition; in October 2007, the Literature Prize of the Cultural Committee of German Economy, 2009, a grant from the Heinrich-Heine-house of the city of Lueneburg, 2010 Literature Prize Alpha and the 2011 Erich Fried Prize.
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