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About the Author
Arno Geiger grew up in the Austrian Alps, in a village overlooking Lake Constance. His fiction has won the prestigious German Book Prize, while his autobiographical The Old King in His Exile has been translated into 28 languages. The memoir has won both literary prizes, including the 2011 Friedrich Hölderlin Prize, and prizes from medical societies, including the 2011 German Hospice and Palliative Care Association (DHPV) Award. He lives in Vienna.
Born in Belém, Brazil, to English and Swiss parents, Stefan Tobler is the publisher of And Other Stories and, whenever time permits, a translator from Portuguese and German. He loves to read in French and Spanish too. His translation of Arno Geiger's The Old King in His Exile was shortlisted for the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize and Schlegel-Tieck Prize, and his other translations include the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize-shortlisted Água Viva by Clarice Lispector and the Man Booker International Prize-longlisted A Cup of Rage by Raduan Nassar.