Anna Baar

Foto: Johannes Puch / Wallstein Verlag

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Born in Zagreb in 1973. Childhood and youth spent in Vienna, Klagenfurt and on the Dalmatian island of Brac. Studied Journalism and Public Relations at the universities of Vienna and Klagenfurt. In 2008 she graduated Dr. phil. at the University of Klagenfurt. Free-lance work commissioned in the fields of the economy, science and the arts. Worked for radio and the print media while still a student.
Lives in Klagenfurt.


  • Die Farbe des Granatapfels. (The Colour of the Pomegranate) Göttingen: Wallstein, 2015.
  • Als ob sie träumend gingen. (As if They Were Walking in a Dream.) Göttingen: Wallstein, 2017.

Prizes and Scholarships:

  • 2012 Kärntner Lyrikpreis (Carinthian Prize for Lyric Poetry)
  • 2014 Prize of the Carinthian Society of Authors
  • 2015 Shortlisted in the Ingeborg Bachmann Literary Competition
  • 2016 Rotahorn Literature Prize
  • 2017 Theodor Körner Prize (to promote young authors) for Als ob sie träumend gingen (As if They Were Walking in a Dream).