Palmetshofer, Ewald

Ewald Palmetshofer was born in Linz in 1978 and studied theology, philosophy and psychology in Vienna. In 2008, he was named MOST PROMISING AUTHOR OF THE YEAR. His play HAMLET IS DEAD. NO GRAVITY (HAMLET IST TOT. KEINE SCHWERKRAFT) was invited to the Mühlheimer Theatertage in 2008, and FAUST HAT HUNGER UND VERSCHLUCKT SICH AN EINER GRETE, which had its world premiere in April 2009 at the Schauspielhaus Vienna, was invited to the Mühlheimer Theatertage in 2010. In 2010/11 the author was author in residence at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. Palmetshofer is the recipient of the Retzhofer Literary Price (2005) and the Playwrights Prize of the Cultural Group of German Industry at the Federal Association of German Industry (BDI). His plays have been produced at the Schauspielhaus Vienna, the Schaubühne Berlin, the Theater an der Ruhr Mühlheim, the Schauspielhaus Dresden, among many other theaters