Author(s): Elfriede Jelinek
Erika Kohut teaches piano at the Vienna Conservatory by day. By night she trawls the porn shows of Vienna. Until one day, into Erika's secretive, repressed life bounds music student and ladies man, Walter Klemmer. With Walter as her student - and teacher - Erika spirals out of control, consumed by the ecstacy of self-destruction.
Elfriede Jelinek's most famous novel is an explicit, shocking exploration of sex and fantasy
Elfriede Jelinek was born in Austria in 1946 and grew up in Vienna where she attended the famous Music Conservatory. The leading Austrian writer of her generation, she has been awarded the Heinrich Boll Prize for her contribution to German literature. The film of The Piano Teacher by Michael Haneke won the three main prizes at Cannes in 2001. In 2004, Elfriede Jelinek was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.