BORN 2 May 1875, Wien - DIED 15 Sep 1936, Wien|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Friedhof Ober-St. Veit, Gemeindeberggasse 26, Hietzing (Gruppe H, Nummer 272)
Son of a Jewish physician. He studied law and entered the service of the Kaiser-Ferdinand-Nordbahn. In his spare time he wrote numerous novels and stories. "Das Haus Erath" (1920) was his best known novel, in which he describes the decline of the old Austria.
In 1923 he retired early and was able to give his full attention to literature. In 1924 he received the Literary Prize of the City of Vienna together with Robert Musil. After his death his work was soon forgotten, allthough the Stoesslgasse in Hietzing, Vienna was named after him.