Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-73) was an Austrian poet and author. After gaining her university doctorate in 1949 she worked at a well known radio station, which was also where she was able to premier her first dramatic works. She later moved to Rome, continued her development as a writer and gained success. She also had a relationship with Max Frisch (see above) until 1962. The prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Prize is awarded annually in Austria for achievements in German literature.