Austrian Literary Award Goes To Russian Author
Russian-born author Olga Martynova was awarded Sunday the Austrian Ingeborg Bachmann prize for literature, a major German-language award, the jury announced.
The 50-year-old Martynova, who is now based in Germany, was selected for the 25,000-euro ($30,000) prize for her story about a young boy entitled "Ich werde sagen: 'Hi!'" ("I will say: Hi!").
In total, 14 authors were in the running for the award with their still unpublished works.
The award, named after Austrian poetry writer Ingeborg Bachmann, was given out as part of the 36th edition of the "German-language literature days" festival in southern Klagenfurt.