Franz Schuh

  • A man without complaints
  • Literature

“From the first to the last page, this book is dedicated to the year 2022, the ‘annus horribilis’ in many people’s lives, including mine.” (Franz Schuh)

After eleven months in hospital, Franz Schuh, the “titanically educated thinker” (Eva Menasse), has resurfaced. His stories, essays and poems analyze the prevailing ways of life and combine with entertaining, melancholy wit to create a panorama of human tragicomedy. Whether he is recounting his experiences on the railroad, his childhood in the Viennese suburbs or reflecting on Anna Netrebko’s contradictions, Schuh has a keen sense for the comic in the tragic.

Franz Schuh, born in Vienna in 1947, is a lecturer at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and a columnist for magazines and radio. He has received numerous awards, including the Leipzig Book Fair Prize, the Austrian Art Prize and the Johann Heinrich Merck Prize for Literary Criticism and Essay.


Unfortunately, Franz Schuh is unable to attend the planned event on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the DAI for health reasons, so we unfortunately have to postpone this date. An alternative date will be announced as soon as possible. Tickets that have already been purchased remain valid or can be returned to the respective advance booking office where they were purchased. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

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