Radek Knapp

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Radek Knapp (born August 3, 1964 in Warsaw ) is an Austrian writer .


Knapp grew up with his grandparents in Poland until he followed his mother to Vienna in 1976. There he studied philosophy at the University of Vienna after completing his high school diploma from a commercial academy . He kept himself afloat with various jobs.

His breakthrough as an author came in 1994 with his volume of short stories Franio . For this he received the aspekte literature prize .

Since then he has been working as a freelance writer . His novels Ente à l'orange , Mr. Kuka's Recommendations and Paper Tiger became famous . His works have been translated into several languages, including Dutch, Croatian and Slovenian. In 2008, the film Mr. Kuka's Recommendations, based on his novel of the same name, was released in cinemas.



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