Profile of Christine Lavant

Christine Lavant

Lavant Valley, Carinthia
Christine Lavant
Lavant Valley, Carinthia
Christine Lavant was an Austrian poet and novelist.

Lavant was born in the hamlet of Gro├čedling (today part of Wolfsberg) in the Lavant Valley, Carinthia, the ninth child of a poor miner's family. Later she adopted the name of the valley as her pseudonym.

The newborn suffered from scrofula of the breast, neck and face, and nearly went blind. ...


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