Cornelia Travnicek is an Austrian poet and novelist who studied Chinese Studies and Computer Science at the University of Vienna. She works part-time as a researcher in a Centre for Virtual Reality and Visualisation. Her literary works have won numerous awards including the Anerkennungspreis des Landes Niederösterreich, for her debut novel Chucks [Converse] (DVA, 2012), and the Kranichstein Youth Literature Grant awarded by the German Literature Fund. In 2012 she received the audience award at the Tagen der deutschsprachigen Literatur [Festival of German-Language Literature] in Klagenfurt for an extract from her novel Junge Hunde [Young Dogs] (DVA, 2015). Her publications also include various texts in newspapers, magazines and journals. Her novel Chucks was filmed in 2015 as an Austrian production. In 2017 a collection her poetry, that corresponds with Sylvia Plath’s “The Colossus and other poems”, was published under the title Parablüh [Parablue] (Limbus, 2017).