Thomas Raab is an Austrian writer, translator, and editor with an educational background as a scientist. He was born in 1968 in Graz and now lives in Vienna. His first novel Verhalten, German for "Behavior", was published in 2002 in Cologne, and received critical acclaim. For fifteen years Raab has been focusing as a member of an artistic research group on the reactivation of the method of systematic introspection in the psychology of thought and affect. So far, Raab has released four monographic publications. From 2013 to 2018 he taught creative writing at the University of Art and Design in Linz, from 2018 at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart.
As a translator Raab from English to German specializes in art theory, philosophy, science, technology, and public relations.
Decorations: State Scholarship for Literature awarded by Federal Ministry of Education, Art, and Culture; Ph.D. Scholarship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; Erwin-Schrödinger-Scholarship of the Austrian Science Fund; Heimrad Bäcker Junior Prize; Junior Prize for Literary Achievements from the City of Graz; Scholarship for Creative Writing from the City of Graz, among others.