Mag.a phil. of comparative literature, member of the literature group Wortwerft (www.wortwerft.at), Editor of the literary periodical Keine Delikatessen (www.keinedelikatessen.at). Prizes and scholarships: Scholarship for Literature by the BKA (2016), Artist in Residence in Ptuj (Slovenia, 2016) and Rom (Italy, 2016), Artist in Residence in Wartholz (Austria 2014), Startstipendium für Literatur by the bmukk (2012), Artist in Residence in Slovakia (2011), Hans Weigel Literaturstipendium by the federal state of Lower Austria (2007/08). Participant of Poetry Festivals in Europe (i.a. Trgni se! Belgrade Poetry and Book Festival, Serbia (2016). Publications in literature magazines (i.a. poet[mag], Lichtungen, Sterz, …). Publications: Ruhig sitzen mit festen Schuhen. Gedichte. (Edition Atelier, 2015). bher(a). Gedichte. (Edition Yara, 2011). together with Hermann Niklas: Konfrontationen. Gedichte 2005-2007 (Literaturedition Niederösterreich, 2009). Lives and works in Vienna. www.mariaseisenbacher.com
Judith Nika Pfeifer (1975) grew up in Vienna and Upper Austria. She studied communication sciences and linguistics, writes lyrics for songs, poetry, prose and plays and is also active in perfomance and transmedial art. Her projects were presented in New York and Montreal. She received a Vienna city scholarship for authors (2009), the scholarship »DOC-Team« of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2010) and Reinhard Priessnitz Prize for prospective authors for her debut nichts ist wichtiger ding kleines du (2012).
Born in 1993 in Waidhofen/Ybbs, grew up in Hollenstein. In Waidhofen/Ybbs she was a member of writting academy for six years under the mentorship of Evelyn Schlag and Peter Bubenik. During this time she cooperated at an art project by Agnes Reiter in Linz, had some smaller readings and received an Austrian award Sprichkode (the largest literary and photo contest for young authors in German-speaking area) for her short story Colchicum autumnale (Scarabaeus Verlag 2012). She currently resides in Vienna, where she studies German philology and writes for weekly newspapers Niederösterreichische Nachrichten and Die Furche. In January 2014 her first independent poetry collection silex was published at Berger Verlag.