Peter Handke

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Birthday
6, 1942
Birthplace
Austria
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
6, 1942 (age 76)
Birthplace
Austria

About

Controversial playwright, novelist, and director who won the Georg Buchner and Franz Kafka Prizes for theater, and became known for his film The Left-Handed Woman.

Before Fame

He attended boarding school at Tanzenberg Castle, where he wrote for the school newspaper.

Trivia

His 1996 travelogue, A Journey to the Rivers: Justice for Serbia, created much controversy in Yugoslavia, as it portrayed Serbia among the victims of the Yugoslav Wars.

Family Life

His mother's 1971 suicide is the subject of his play A Sorrow Beyond Dreams.

Associated With

His award-winning film The Left-Handed Woman was given an infamously negative review by American film critic Leonard Maltin.