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Marlen Haushofer

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Full Name: Marlen Haushofer
Born: April 11, 1920
Frauenstein, Austria
Died: March 21, 1970
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: Austrian


Marlen Haushoferwas an Austrian author, most famous for her novel The Wall. Haushofer was born in Frauenstein in Upper Austria. She attended Catholic boarding school in Linz, and went on to study German literature in Vienna, as well as Graz. After her years in school, she settled in Steyr. In 1941, she married Manfred Haushofer, a dentist, and had two sons, Christian and Manfred. In 1950, they divorced, only to remarry in 1958.

Earning literary awards as early as 1953, Haushofer went on to publish her first novel A Handful of Life in 1955. In 1956, she won the Theodor-Körner Prize for early contributions and projects involving art and culture. The Wall, considered her finest achievement, was published in 1963.

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