Herbert Reiter

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Herbert Reiter (born February 21, 1968 in Altenmarkt im Pongau ) is an Austrian writer. He is a member of the Salzburg Authors' Group (SAG). In 2001 Herbert Reiter received the Rauris Promotion Prize .


Herbert Reiter was born in the Altenmarkt community. Here he also spent his childhood. After compulsory school he learned the profession of electrician. His interest in computer technology led him to a Salzburg computer company, for which he worked as a technician for eleven years. It was only later that he discovered literature for himself.


In 1999, Reiter passed the vocational certificate. In the same year he enrolled in German and journalism at the University of Salzburg . During this time, Reiter worked as a journalist for a Salzburg regional newspaper and as an advertising copywriter. Reiter was also involved in various cultural projects (including the culture group Das Zentrum in Radstadt , A-Kultur in Altenmarkt im Pongau ).

In 2000 he went public for the first time with a text, the literary magazine SALZ published the satire Immer Saison .

In 2001 he received the Rauris Prize for the prose work Sucht Goldberg . In this text, Reiter took the mining tourism net village of Rauris as a template. He combined the historical gold mining, the white gold of tourism and the gold rush mood in the new media into a text collage. A year later, Arovell-Verlag published the Rauris text and other short prose under the title Sucht Goldberg (Arovell 2002).

In 2004 Reiter finished his studies with a Magister phil. In his diploma thesis he dealt with Peter Handke's writing. The children's story (1981) is the starting point for his study of childhood poetics in Handke's work. Reiter wrote his diploma thesis with Hans Höller. In the same year he published another collection of short prose texts, Stimm (Arovell 2004).

In 2008 Reiter's last book to date was published: Reise Rom , a journal novel (Arovell 2008). This novel was funded by a Rome grant from the Federal Ministry for Education, Art and Culture. Reise Rom describes the everyday life of a programmer and his (language) journey to Rome.


  • Texts in the literary magazines SALZ and LICHTUNGEN.
  • Yearbook 1 Lo Scritto 2001
  • Sucht Goldberg , short prose and poetry, Arovell Verlag, Gosau 2002
  • Voice , short prose, Arovell Verlag, Gosau 2004
  • Reise Rom , journal novel, Arovell Verlag, Gosau 2008
  • Without expiry date , anthology, Salzburg authors group, Salzburg 2011

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