born 1955 in Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria, completed his studies of German Philology and Journalism in Salzburg with a PhD. Since 1983, Palm has been working as a film director and author. He has written books on Bertolt Brecht, Adalbert Stifter, James Joyce, Mozart, soccer and Palm Saturdays. Shot a few films and staged numerous opera and theater productions in Austria and abroad. When Kurt Palm is not traveling, he lives in Vienna and in Litzlburg am Attersee, Upper Austria.