Armin Öhri

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Armin Öhri (born September 23, 1978 ) is a Liechtenstein writer. He was awarded the European Union Prize for Literature for his novel The Dark Muse . In addition to crime novels , he also writes on Liechtenstein topics.


Armin Öhri grew up in Ruggell, Liechtenstein . He studied history , philosophy and German . His first book, entitled Das Nachtvolk , was published by van Eck-Verlag in 2009 , later he moved to Gmeiner-Verlag , where his second volume of short stories, Die Entführung, was published in 2010. The book deals with the kidnapping of a Jewish brother couple in Liechtenstein in 1933. Then Öhri turned to the genre of the historical crime novel, first together with Vanessa Tschirky ( Symphony of Death ), then alone when he wrote the novels about the crime illustrator Julius Bentheim. Three novels with Bentheim as the protagonist were published between 2012 and 2015. After several historical novels, the work Liechtenstein - Novel of a Nation was published in 2016 , where it tells the Liechtenstein history of the 20th century based on the life of a fictional trustee .

In addition to his work as a writer, Öhri is a teacher at a business school in Switzerland and also works as a literary organizer: with Daniel Batliner, he is the founder of the Liechtenstein literary salon. Öhri was also a co-initiator of the authors' association "IG Wort", of which he was elected president. In 2014 he was awarded the European Union Literature Prize. Öhri lives in Grabs .


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