Maja Haderlap

/Slovenia, Austria, 1961
Maja Haderlap

Maja Haderlap (1961, Austria/Slovenia) is a poet and writer. She graduated in Theatre Studies and German Studies at the University of Vienna. She was co-editor of the Slovenian literary magazine "mladje" in Carinthia and head of dramaturgy at the Klagenfurt City Theatre. She lectured at the University of Klagenfurt. She lives and works as a freelance writer in Klagenfurt. Her first collection of poetry "┼Żalik Poems" was published in 1983, followed by the collections "Bajalice" (1987) and "Gedichte Poems" (1998). Her novel "Engel des Vergessens" (2011) won her major literary prizes. She has also published a poetry collection "langer transit" (2014) and a novel "Nachtfrauen" (2023). Her work has been translated into several languages, including Slovene, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, Croatian and Albanian. She has received several major literary prizes for her work, including the Prešeren Fund Prize (1989), the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize (2011), the Max Frisch Preis of the City of Zurich (2018) and the Christine Lavant Preis (2021).