A playful literary text about belonging and demarcation, about the difficulties and hilarities of growing up.
In this book, Teresa Präauer devotes herself to a figure that has almost been left out of her earlier books: girls. In personal reminiscences and literary reflections, she talks about childhood and competition, girl gangs and boy games. About affiliation and differentiation as well as the difficulties and serendipity of growing up.
»Girl« is full of observations, tenderness and exhilaration, and it is an intimate gift from the author to her readers.
Teresa Präauer, born in 1979, studied German Literature and Fine Arts. Wallstein Verlag published her novels »Für den Herrscher aus Übersee«, »Johnny und Jean« and »Oh Schimmi« as well as her great essay »Tier werden« (»Becoming Animal«, Seagull Books) and the storybook »Das Glück ist eine Bohne«. She has received numerous awards and prizes, including the ›aspekte Preis‹ in 2012 and the ›Erich Fried Preis‹ in 2017. She lives in Vienna.