Wolf Haas (1960) is one of the most successful Austrian authors of crime novels. His stories revolve around one main character – an eccentric, grouchy ex-detective Simon Brenner.
Haas's style is based on German dialects, word-plays and it is difficult to translate, but too provocative for its readers. Two of his books – “Komm, süßer Tod” and “Silentium!”, have been filmed.
Woolf Haas has been awarded with: the Deutscher Krimi Preis (German crime literature prize) – three times; the German Thriller Prize (2000); the Literature Prize of the City of Vienna (2004).
Some of Haas's novels are bestsellers.