Aglaja Veteranyi

Aglaja Veteranyi (1962–2002) was born in Bucharest to a family of circus artists who toured Europe relentlessly until finally settling in Switzerland. She worked as an actress, performer, and artist, as well as a writer, and only published one novel— Why the Child Is Cooking in the Polenta—during her lifetime, though other books have appeared posthumously. She committed suicide, in 2002, by drowning herself in Lake Zurich.

Published Books

  • Ein Totentanz: Geschenke. Edition Peter Petrej, Zürich 1999.
  • Warum das Kind in der Polenta kocht. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart 1999 / Deutscher Taschenbuch-Verlag, München 2001
  • Das Regal der letzten Atemzüge. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart und München 2002 / Deutscher Taschenbuch-Verlag, München 2004
  • Vom geräumten Meer, den gemieteten Socken und Frau Butter. Mit einem Nachwort von Werner Morlang. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, München 2004 / Deutscher Taschenbuch-Verlag, München 2012.
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