|Name Wolfgang Ratz||Role Writer|
|Books Neil and I: Boys from the Convent|
Wolfgang Ratz (born January 12, 1959 in Bilbao, Spain) is an Austrian writer and singer-songwriter.
Wolfgang Ratz was born in Bilbao in the Basque Country. During his youth he lived in Vienna, Austria. He studied translation for Spanish, English and French, as well as Graphical Arts at the University of Vienna. Ratz works as a writer, translator of literature, artist and singer-songwriter in Vienna. He writes poetry, narrative prose and critical reviews. He contributed in German and Spanish to literary magazines (e.g. Literarisches Österreich, Die Furche, Literaricum, O Correo Galego, Diario de Querétaro) and published in anthologies. In 1991 he was awarded the 3rd Poetry Prize of the PEN Club of Liechtenstein, in 1996 the mención de honor at the Festival of Literature of the Latin American magazin Xicóatl, and in 2006 the 2nd Prize of the International Poetry Competition – German of Dublin's Feile Filíochta.
Wolfgang Ratz is a member of the writers' association Grazer Autorenversammlung, founding member of ALA (Latin American Authors in Austria) and a former board member of the Austrian Writers' Association Österreichischer Schriftstellerverband.