Julya Rabinowich

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Rabinowich presented her novel Toad Love at the Leipzig Book Fair in 2016

Julya Rabinowich (* 1970 as Julya Borisowna Rabinowich , Юля Борисовна Рабинович , in Leningrad , Soviet Union ) is an Austrian writer , columnist , playwright , painter and interpreter.


Rabinowich is the daughter of the artist Nina Werzhbinskaja-Rabinowich and the painter Boris Rabinowich (1938–1988), whose work she exhibited in 2013 at the Jewish Museum Vienna . She came to Vienna from the Soviet Union in 1977 .

From 1993 to 1996 she studied interpreting at the University of Vienna and began studying painting and philosophy at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 1998 , which she graduated with a diploma in 2006.

Rabinowich worked from 2006 to 2012 as an interpreter for Hemayat and the Diakonie refugee service with refugees as part of psychotherapy treatments . From 2012 to 2018 she wrote the column shaken not stirred in the daily newspaper Der Standard , she writes regularly for Kurier and Die Zeit .

In 2011 Rabinowich was nominated for the Bachmann Prize with an excerpt from her novel Die Erdfresserin .

In 2013 Rabinowich curated an art exhibition for the Jewish Museum in Vienna, in which the works of her father Boris Rabinowich were presented. Rabinowich lives and works as an author, playwright and painter in Vienna.

The film Herzjagen (2019) by Elisabeth Scharang is based on the novel Herznovelle by Julya Rabinowich, who made a cameo in the film .


Rabinowich's work Daughters and Sons in the Verditz Sculpture Park

Theater and world premieres

  • 2007: after the border , WUK, Vienna
  • 2008: Romeo + Julia , Schauspielhaus Vienna
  • 2008: Orpheus in Nestroyhof , Nestroyhof Hamakom Theater, Vienna
  • 2009: escape arias. Monologue for three voices and a keyboard , Volkstheater, Vienna
  • 2010: Play without Jews , Volkstheater, Vienna
  • 2010: emergence. An inventory , Volkstheater, Vienna
  • 2014: Eclipse of the day, Landestheater Niederösterreich , directed by Martin Schleinzer
  • 2018: Surfacing: An Inventory of Helplessness , Expats Theater Washington DC


Awards and grants

Web links

Commons : Julya Rabinowich  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Peter Pisa: Julya Rabinowich: Eating earth so as not to bite the grass , in: Daily Kurier , Vienna, August 5, 2012, p. 23.
  2. Works of her father Boris Rabinovich - ethnic groups. Accessed January 31, 2018 .
  3. Julya Rabinowich. Accessed January 31, 2018 .
  4. ^ "Herzjagen": Elisabeth Scharang's ORF / BR drama with Martina Gedeck . OTS notification dated June 29, 2018, accessed June 12, 2019.
  5. Julya Rabinowich | DAUGHTERS AND SONS, 2014 | 21 used snow poles, marker pen, approx. 110 x 230 cm.
  6. Friedrich Gerstäcker Prize: Julya Rabinowich awarded for "In between: Me" . Article dated April 17, 2018, accessed April 18, 2018.