Elisabeth Klar, born in 1986 in Vienna, studied comparative literature and transcultural communication. She works in software development and runs literature workshops for children and young people.
Her acclaimed debut novel, Wie im Wald (‘Like in the Forest’) won the City of Vienna Sponsorship Award and was shortlisted for the 2015 Rauris Literary Prize. Her second novel, Wasser atmen (‘Breathing Water’), was published in 2017. Himmelwärts (‘Heavenbound’) came out in 2020.
Elisabeth Klar has won numerous awards and was a finalist in the 2013 FM4 ‘Wortlaut’ competition.