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Author Information: Ilse Tielsch



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Ilse Tielsch was born in 1929 in the Moravian town of Auspitz/Hustopeče. She fled to Austria in April 1945 and earned a doctorate in journalism and German studies at the University of Vienna. As a free lance writer since 1964, Ilse Tielsch is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Die Ahnenpyramide (1980) (Ancestral Pyramid, 2001) as well as numerous essays and radio plays. Her work has been translated into at least seventeen foreign languages, among them English, French, Dutch, Turkish, Swedish, and Arabic. Numerous prizes and honors have been bestowed upon her, among them the Anton-Wildgans prize and the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art.


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