George Mikes

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Birthday
15, 1912
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Aug 30, 1987 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
15, 1912
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Aug 30, 1987 (75)

About

A Hungarian-British author and journalist, he is best known for humorous works such as How to be an Alien (1946), a book that makes fun of the English and their relationship with foreigners. His other works include Shakespeare and Myself (1952) and Little Cabbages (1955).

Before Fame

He initially wanted to become a lawyer; however, he was hired by a Budapest newspaper and began his career as a journalist. He immigrated to England in 1940.

Trivia

He became famous for his comical critiques of several different countries.

Family Life

He was born in Hungary and was the son of attorney Alfred Mikes. He was married twice and had a son named Martin and a daughter named Judith.

Associated With

He was president of the London branch of PEN International, the worldwide association of writers. George Bernard Shaw was one of the organization's first members.