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Glavinic, Thomas

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1972-    ) Austrian author whose novels range widely in subject matter and treatment, and whose fifth book-length fiction, Die Arbeit der Nacht (2006; trans John Brownjohn as Night Work 2008), is a Last Man tale set initially in Vienna after an inexplicable Disaster has stripped the City – and it turns out the world – of all life, except for the narrator. Haunted by hints that he is not in fact alone – though the intruder is in fact his nocturnal Double [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] – he makes his way to England, where the solitude persists. [JC]

see also: Austria.

Thomas Glavinic

born Graz, Austria: 2 April 1972


  • Die Arbeit der Nacht (Munich, Germany: Hanser, 2006) [hb/]
    • Night Work (Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate, 2008) [trans by John Brownjohn of the above: pb/]


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