Marie-Thérèse Angèle Raymonde Kerschbaumer, real name Marie-Thérèse Kurz, was born on August 31, 1936 as the daughter of Mrs. Hildegarde Anna Srnka-Hohenlindegg, née Kerschbaumer, and the Havana- born Spaniard Angel Rosendo García del Barco y Alonso, in Garches ( Seine-et-Oîse), France, born and baptized on September 10, 1936 in the Church of Saint-Denis . Godmother is the child's aunt Angela Hablützel, née Kerschbaumer, in whose house in Vaucresson the child's parents had found refuge for a short time while fleeing from the bombing of their then place of residence in Barcelona. Parents and children travel to Costa Rica in October 1936. Mother and child return to Kitzbühel from Costa Rica in April 1939. From the age of four she was taken in and brought up by her grandfather, Leo Maria Kerschbaumer.
From 1942 to 1950 she attended elementary and secondary school in St. Johann in Tirol and Kitzbühel , from 1950 to 1953 a commercial vocational school and in the same year 1953 as a clerk in Innsbruck. This is followed by three years in England and Italy to learn English and Italian. In 1957 she moved to Vienna, where she did not pass the entrance examination to the Academy of Fine Arts. This was followed by trips and stays in Geneva and Provence. 1961–1962 she attended a high school diploma in Vienna, which was completed in 1963 with the final exams for external students. She then matriculated at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Vienna , where she studied German and Romance studies (with a focus on Italian). In the autumn of 1966 her dissertation topic was created: "The syntactic emphasis in modern Romanian" by C. Th. Gossen. Study visits to Italy and Romania. In March 1973 she received her doctorate as Doctoris Philosophiae et Honoris Iura et Privilegia Nomen.
- The syntactic highlighting in modern Romanian . University of Vienna , Diss., 1973
- Poems. Bucharest: Kriterion Verlag 1970.
- The swimmer. Novel. (Salzburg: Winter Verlag 1976).
- The feminine name of the resistance. Seven reports. (Olten - Freiburg: Walter Verlag 1980). (dtv 1982) Licensed edition Aufbau Verlag (1987).
- Sisters. Novel. (Olten - Freiburg: Walter Verlag 1982). (dtv 1985).
- Winner or Loser of a Time. Literature funding and artistic quality no year (Vienna: Herbstpresse 1988).
- Nine canti on earthly love. With nine drawings by Helmut Kurz-Goldenstein (Klagenfurt / Celovec: Wieser Verlag 1989).
- For me, reading has something to do with flowing. Thoughts on reading and writing literature. (Vienna: Frauenverlag 1989).
- Temptation. (Berlin-Weimar: Aufbau Verlag 1990).
- The stranger. First book. (Klagenfurt / Celovec: Wieser Verlag 1992).
- Exit. Second book. (Klagenfurt / Celovec - Wieser Verlag 1994).
- pictures more and more. poems 1964–1987. (Salzburg-Vienna: Otto Müller Verlag 1997).
- Remote. Third book. (Klagenfurt / Celovec: Wieser Verlag)
- Temptation. (New edition) (Klagenfurt / Celovec: Wieser Verlag 2002).
- Orfeo. Pictures dreams. Prose. (Klagenfurt / Celovec: Wieser Verlag 2003).
- Nine elegies / Nueve elegías. German and Spanish. Transferred by María Elena Blanco. With an afterword by Julian Schutting. Translation of the afterword by Wolfgang Ratz (Klagenfurt: Wieser Verlag 2004).
- Calypso. About world art, literature. (Klagenfurt: Wieser-Verlag 2005).
- The feminine name of the resistance. New edition. (Klagenfurt Wieser: 2005).
- Water and wind. Poems 1988-2005. (Klagenfurt Wieser: 2006).
- Work edition in thirteen volumes with a volume of essays by Hans Höller on the work of Marie-Thérèse Kerschbaumer. (Klagenfurt: Wieser 2007).
- Conversations in Tuskulum. A fragment. Fourth book. (Klagenfurt: Wieser 2009).
- Friends of Orpheus. Essays. (Klagenfurt: Wieser 2011).
- Res publica - On public speaking in the republic. (Klagenfurt: Wieser 2014)
- Chaos and beginning. A poem. (Klagenfurt: Wieser 2016)
Working as an editor
- ARKADIEN / APOLOGIE…, Vienna: Sonderzahl Verlag 2003 with contributions by: María Elena Blanco, Barbara Frischmuth, Sabine Gruber, Rodolfo Häsler, Bodo Hell, Gert Jonke, Gerhard Kofler, Alfred Kolleritsch, Friederike Kretzen, Kurt Lanthaler, Gertrud Leutenegger, Konrad Paul Liessmann, Aurora Luque, Anna Mitgutsch, Kurt Neumann, Heidi Pataki, Ferdinand Schmatz and Julian Schutting
- Helmut Kurz-Goldenstein. Drawings 1964–2001. With 58 facsimile photographs and a foreword by André Heller . (Vienna: self-published 2003).
- 1981 Promotion Prize for Literature from the Federal Minister for Education and Art (since 2010 Outstanding Artist Award for Literature )
- 1985 Droste Prize of the City of Meersburg
- 1986 Austrian Prize for Literature
- 1989 scholarship from the German Literature Fund, Darmstadt
- 1989–1992 Elias Canetti Scholarship from the City of Vienna
- 1993–1996 Robert Musil Scholarship from the Federal Minister for Education and Art
- 1995 Literature Prize of the City of Vienna
- 1995 Rosegger Prize of the Province of Styria for Austrian literature
- Official homepage of the author: http://www.mtkerschbaumer.at
- Marie-Thérèse Kerschbaumer in Wieser Verlag : http://www.wieser-verlag.com/?s=Marie-Thèrése+Kerschbaumer
- Marie-Thérèse Kerschbaumer at Otto Müller Verlag : http://www.omvs.at/de/buecher/bilder-immermehr-1389/
- Entry on Marie-Thérèse Kerschbaumer in the Austria Forum (in the AEIOU Austria Lexicon )
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian writer and translator|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 31, 1936|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Garches , France|