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Susanna Kubelka

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Susanna Kubelka von Hermanitz is a German-speaking writer living in France.

She was born in September 1942 in Linz (Austria). Having left high school she briefly worked as primary school teacher before graduating in English literature. In 1977 she took a PhD with a thesis on English woman writers of the 18th century. Later she worked as a journalist for the Vienna newspaper Die Presse. She lived and worked in Australia and in England for 4 years. She is divorced and since 1981 she seems to have permanently settled down in Paris (France). She is said to favor a vegetarian life style (unconfirmed).

Her first book Over Forty at Last was published in 1980. Her most successful novel is Das gesprengte Mieder (The Broken Girdle; not translated yet).

Her books have been translated in 29 languages and are published in Germany by Verlagsgruppe Lübbe, in France by Editions Belfond (none in print) and in the USA by MacMillan Publishing Company.

Susanna Kubelka is the sister of the Austrian experimental filmmaker Peter Kubelka.

Works

  • Over Forty at Last: How to Ignore the "Middle Life" Crisis and Make the Most Out of the Best Years of Your Life, Macmillan (1980)