Thomas Antonic, Dr. phil. [PhD], Beat scholar, poet, filmmaker, musician, currently leading the research project “Transnational Literature: Austria and the Beat Generation” at the University of Vienna. In 2013 he was Visiting Scholar at the FSI (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies) at Stanford University, in 2014 and 2015 he was Max Kade Fellow at the Department of German Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
His most recent publications include the books Amongst Nazis // Unter Nazis: William S. Burroughs in Vienna 1936/37 (bilingual edition, Engl./Germ., Moloko 2020), Wolfgang Bauer: Werk, Leben, Nachlass, Wirkung (German, Ritter 2018), the poetry collection Flickering Cave Paintings of Noxious Nightbirds / Flackernde Felsbilder übler Nachtvögel (bilingual Engl./Germ., Ritter 2017), and the CD Fat Cat Bonfire with his band William S. Burroughs Hurts (Moloko Plus, 2019). A biography about ruth weiss is in process. His documentary film ruth weiss: One More Step West Is the Sea premiered at the “Diagonale 2021 Festival of Austrian Film”.