Thomas Glavinic





Thomas Glavinic

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in Graz, Austria
April 02, 1972

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The former writer of advertising copy and taxi driver emerged with his 1998 debut novel Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw. The novel describes the life of chess master Carl Schlechter. The book received several awards and has been translated into other languages, but did not make it onto the bestseller lists. The novel has autobiographical aspects: Thomas Glavinic played his first chess game at the age of five and in 1987 he achieved second place in the Austrian chess rankings for his age group.

The novel Herr Susi (Mr. Susi) followed in 2000. Written in hard prose, it is a statement against the football business, and received mainly negative reviews from the critics. In 2001, the criminal novel Der Kameramörder (The Camera Murderer) (awarded...more


Average rating: 3.41 · 1,584 ratings · 160 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.14 of 5 stars 3.14 avg rating — 508 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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Der Kameramörder
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 2001 — 15 editions
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Das bin doch ich
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Wie man leben soll
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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Das Leben der Wünsche
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Das größere Wunder
4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Lisa
2.86 of 5 stars 2.86 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Unterwegs im Namen des Herrn
3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Carl Haffner’s Love of the ...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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Sex
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
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“In ihm fiel eine Schranke, und er ging ein in die Zeitlosigkeit der Träume”
Thomas Glavinic, Das Leben der Wünsche

“Eine Sekunde, gerade vorübergegangen, unbeobachtet geblieben, wertlos geworden, eine von Milliarden und Abermilliarden”
Thomas Glavinic, Das Leben der Wünsche

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