Karl-Markus Gauß (Austria)
Karl-Markus Gauß was born 1954 in Salzburg, where he now lives as writer and chief-editor of the literary magazine Literatur und Kritik. He has published about 25 books which were translated in many languages and achieved literary awards in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, and Poland. He wrote series of travel stories mostly about minorities or little nationalities in Europe in which he combines a personal view on these countries with information about history, art, politics and parts of his own biography as traveller. He published also another series with books called `Journals` in which he created a new genre between faction, fiction, autobiography and chronic of our times.