Friedrich Torberg (1908-1979)

Death:  10th November 1979
Location:  Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria
Photo taken by:  Pressemappe
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Austrian writer who is best for his satirical writings in fiction and nonfiction, as well as his translations into German of the stories of Israeli author Ephraim Kishon. 
Torberg worked as a critic and journalist in Vienna and Prague until 1938, when his Jewish heritage compelled him to emigrate to France and, later, after being invited by the New York PEN-Club as one of "Ten outstanding German Anti-Nazi-Writers" (along with Heinrich Mann, Franz Werfel, Alfred Döblin, Leonhard Frank, and others) to the United States, where he worked as a scriptwriter in Hollywood and then for Time magazine in New York City. In 1951 he returned to Vienna, where he remained for the rest of his life.