Daniel Glattauer

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Daniel Glattauer at the Leipzig Book Fair 2009

Daniel Glattauer (born May 19, 1960 in Vienna ) is an Austrian writer and journalist .

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Daniel Glattauer grew up in the 10th district of Vienna, Favoriten and attended the Neulandschule am Laaer Berg . In 1978 he graduated from high school and from 1979 studied education and art history . After completing his studies in 1985, he wrote for about three years for Die Presse and then moved to the newly founded daily Der Standard , where he was responsible for columns , court reports and feature articles from 1989 to 2009 .

Glattauer was best known for his columns under the abbreviation "dag" , which appeared in the so-called Einserkastl on the title page of the Standard, alternating with those of "rau" ( Hans Rauscher ) and in which he humorously dealt with the everyday. He left the standard editorial team, to which he belonged for more than 20 years, when his novel All Seven Waves appeared . Collections of his best columns are in book form under the names The Ant Count , The Birds Roar , Schauma mal and Mama, Not Now! published.

His novel The Christmas Dog was filmed for television by Michael Keusch in 2004 , his novel Darum three years later, directed by Harald SICHERITZ, for the cinema.

Daniel Glattauer's breakthrough came with his novel Gut gegen Nordwind , published in 2006 , which was nominated for the German Book Prize in the same year . As a modern form of the letter novel, the book deals with accidental e-mail correspondence between a single man and a married woman. The novel became a bestseller and is read all over the world. The stage version was premiered on May 7, 2009 at the Wiener Kammerspiele . The film adaptation Gut gegen Nordwind (film) by the German director Vanessa Jopp with Nora Tschirner and Alexander Fehling in the leading roles followed in 2019 . In 2009 the serial novel All Seven Waves appeared , which was also a great success. Daniel Glattauer's play The Wonder Exercise , directed by Michael Kreihsl, premiered in January 2015 at the Vienna Theater in der Josefstadt and filmed it in 2017 by Kreihsl .

In September 2018 his comedy Four Star Hours at the Wiener Kammerspiele , directed by Michael Kreihsl with August Zirner as Frederic Trömerbusch, Martina Ebm as Lisa, Susa Meyer as Mariella Brem and Dominic Oley as David-Christian Reichenshoffer, premiered. His novel gift was in 2018 by Daniel Prochaska with Thomas Stipsits , Tristan Göbel and Julia Koschitz in the lead roles filmed .

Glattauer's works have already been translated into over 35 languages. His older brother Nikolaus Glattauer is also a writer.


Audio books

Filmography (selection)

Individual evidence

  1. “Maybe I'm just saving the euro” , interview with Daníel Glattauer by Sebastian Fasthuber. In: Falter . , No. 4, Vienna, January 25, 2012, p. 22 f.
  2. Good against north wind. ( Memento from October 18, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Premiere at the Wiener Kammerspiele
  3. Daniel Glattauer The miracle exercise world premiere.
  4. ^ Kammerspiele der Josefstadt: Daniel Glattauer: Four Star Hours: First performance . Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  5. St. Pölten on the screen: "Gift" in the cinema . Article dated November 11, 2018, accessed November 11, 2018.


  • Christina Höfferer, Andreas Kloner: Writing is kissing with your head . Daniel Glattauer at school. ORF radio feature 2009 , 41 minutes.

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