Elias Canetti

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Birthday
25, 1905
Birthplace
Bulgaria
Death Date
Aug 14, 1994 (89)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
25, 1905
Birthplace
Bulgaria
Death Date
Aug 14, 1994 (89)

About

A Bulgarian-born modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer, he received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1981. His best-known works include Die Blendung (a novel), Masse und Macht (a nonfiction work), and four memoirs of his early years in Vienna.

Before Fame

He moved from Bulgaria to Great Britain in 1912. During the 1920s, he lived in Vienna, where he began his career as a writer.

Trivia

His literary honors include the Prix International, the Franz Kafka Prize, and the Nelly Sachs Prize.

Family Life

He and his two brothers were the Bulgarian-born descendants of Sephardic Jews. With his second wife, Hera Buschor, Canetti had a daughter named Johanna.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Literature the year before Gabriel Marquez received the same honor.