Corinna Soria

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Corinna Soria (* 1962 in Salzburg ) is an Austrian writer .


Corinna Soria grew up in Carinthia . In 1987 she passed her Matura in Klagenfurt and then studied Romance languages , German and political science at the University of Vienna until 1991 . Today she lives in Vienna .

Corinna Soria caused a sensation in literary criticism with her prose debut "Leben between the Pages", the presumably strongly autobiographical portrayal of a tough childhood. The author received u. a. In 2001 the Berlin Poetry Debut Prize , the Rauris Literature Prize , the Prize for Literature of the Cultural Circle in the Federation of German Industry and the Prize for the Hans Erich Nossack Prize .


  • Letters to Welfare Island , Klagenfurt 2000
  • Life between the sides , Klagenfurt u. a. 2000
  • Klingen , Klagenfurt u. a. 2001

Individual evidence

  1. “The protagonist, a little girl, grows up with her mentally ill mother. Reading serves to maintain her psychological integrity, as consolation after traumatic experiences and as the only source of at least temporary security. She feels "at home in the rhythm of the language", can use lines of poetry to name her distress, banish it and ensure her existence. [...] The peculiarity of Soria's story is the combination of poetic intensity and psychological authenticity, the keen eye for the existential dimension of the child's reading experience, for the ability to ignore everything while reading and to lose oneself in a deep sense of pleasure. “, In: Günther Stocker, reading scenes. What modern literature knows about reading , in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung , 25 August 2007

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