Elfriede Jelinek

an Austrian writer, Nobel Prize winner
Elfriede Jelinek

(b. 1946) – Austrian writer, Nobel Prize winner. Her father was a Czech Jew (he survived the war working for the Third Reich). Her mother was of Romanian-German descent. As a child Jelinek learned to play the piano, later she completed education at the Conservatory in Vienna. She also studied art history at the University of Vienna. Her twelve novels were published in Poland, including: Pianistka (1997), Wykluczeni (2005), Żądza (2007) and a collection of dramas Babel. Podróż Zimowa (2013).