(born 1954) – Austrian writer, essayist, publisher and editor-in-chief of the bimonthly Literatur und Kritik, published in Salzburg. He also regularly contributes to Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitungand Die Presse, among others. In his work, he most often touches upon issues related to Central Europe and the Balkans, as well as ethnic minorities. In Poland, his works have been published by Wydawnictwo Czarne publishing house: Die Hundeesser von Svinia [The Dog-Eaters of Svinia], Die sterbenden Europäer [The Dying Europeans. ], Das europäische Alphabet [The European Alphabet], Die versprengten Deutschen [Scattered Germans], Die fröhlichen Untergeher von Roana [The Laughing Losers of Roana], Im Wald der Metropolen [In the Forest of the Metropolises] and Zwanzig Lewa oder tot [Twenty Leva or Death].The latter was on the list of books nominated for the Angelus Central European Literature Award. Winner of numerous awards, including the Austrian State Prize for Cultural Journalism (1994), the European Charles Veillon Prize in the field of essay writing (1997), the Bruno Kreisky Prize (1998).