Evelyn Schlag

Evelyn Schlag writes poetry, prose and essays. Her work has earned her numerous awards, lately the Österreichischer Kunstpreis für Literatur 2015 and the Hay Festival Medal for Poetry 2018. She entertains highly emphatic relations with the world she describes and gives her words fairly free rein. This results in a recklessness in her language that surprises and seduces the reader.