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Lilian Faschinger (born April 29, 1950) is an Austrian novelist, short story writer, poet, and literary translator.

Born in Tschöran, Carinthia, Faschinger read English and History at the University of Graz. She won international recognition with her novel, Magdalena Sünderin (1995), which was translated into 17 languages.

Lilian Faschinger lives in Vienna.


  • Die neue Scheherazade (1986)
  • Lustspiel (1989)
  • Magdalena Sünderin (1995) (Magdalena the Sinner, translated by Shaun Whiteside)
  • Wiener Passion (1999)
  • Stadt der Verlierer (2007)

Her translations into German include works by Paul Bowles, Janet Frame, Elizabeth Smart, and Gertrude Stein.


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