|WRITER, JOURNALIST (AUSTRIA)|
BORN 19 Oct 1911, Wien - DIED 30 Nov 1990, Wien|
GRAVE LOCATION Bad Ischl, Oberösterreich: Friedhof
From her seventeenth year Hilde Spiel visited the coffeehouses in Vienna where the literary world came together. In 1929 she published her first shory story, "Der kleine Bub Desider". She joined the left wing SDAP and when the political climate became hostile in 1936 she emigrated to London. In 1939 her first novel in the English language was published, "Flute and Drums".
After the war she worked as a reporter in Vienna for the magazine "New Statesman". In 1962 she published the biogaphy "Fanny Arnstein oder Die Emanzipation". From 1963 to the mid 1980s she worked for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
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