Elfriede Jelinek

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Elfriede Jelinek in 2004
Born (1946-10-20) 20 October 1946 (age 76)
Mürzzuschlag, Styrie, Austrick
Thriftplaywricht, novelist
GenreFeminism, social creeticism, postdramatic theatre
Notable warksThe Piano Teacher, Die Kinder der Toten, Greed, Lust
Notable awairdsNobel Prize in Leeteratur
Years active1963–present


Elfriede Jelinek (German: [ɛlˈfʀiːdə ˈjɛlinɛk]; born 20 October 1946) is an Austrick playwricht an novelist. She wis awairdit the Nobel Prize in Leeteratur in 2004 for her "muisical flow o vyces an coonter-vyces in novelles an plays that, wi extraordinary linguistic zeal, reveal the absurdity o society's clichés an thair subjugatin pouer."