Acme Studios — Norbert Gstrein

Supporting Artists since 1972

Norbert Gstrein

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Norbert Gstrein is an Austrian writer. Norbert studied mathematics in Innsbruck, Stanford and Erlangen and completed a PhD on the subject before turning to writing. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Winters in the South (2008), translated into English by Anthea Bell and Julian Evans, and A Sense of the Beginning (2013), translated by Julian Evans. His novel The English Years (1999) won widespread critical acclaim in Germany and was awarded the Alfred Döblin Prize. In 2019, Norbert was awarded the Austrian Book Prize for his most recent novel, When I Was Young.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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