Arno Geiger grew up in the Austrian Alps, in a village overlooking Lake Constance. His fiction has won the prestigious German Book Prize, while his autobiographical The Old King in His Exile has been translated into 28 languages. The memoir has won both literary prizes, including the 2011 Friedrich Hölderlin Prize, and prizes from medical societies, including the 2011 German Hospice and Palliative Care Association (DHPV) Award. He lives in Vienna.
A moving memoir of a son and his father brought closer together in the face of Alzheimer's. When Arno Geiger's father was diagnosed with the disease, he decided to get to know him, a man happy never to leave his village in the Austrian Alps. Almost a million copies have been sold internationally.