Austria has been the hub of European culture and art. And much of that has been possible due some of its marvellously gifted nationals who have in their respective fields contributed outstandingly to this European country. From being the sanctum of legendary musicians to the nucleus of avant-garde philosophers, the hub of mighty intellectuals to the heart of prominent physicians, Austria has given the world some of the most noteworthy and strikingly remarkable people. Adding to its list of worthy nationals are Austrian writers. Historians, essayists, novelists, playwrights, poets and author – Austrian writers have excelled as them all and given the world some of the best known literary pieces that people have ever read. Interestingly, both Austrian men and women have equally contributed in the field of literature. Few of the renowned Austrian writers names include Alfred Hermann Fried, Ludwig Anzengruber, Bertha von Suttner and Ilse Aichinger. Peek-a-boo into this section to know about some of the most renowned Austrian writers, and their penned glories.
Franz KafkaFranz Kafka
03 July 1883
Novelist
Bertha von SuttnerBertha von Suttner
09 June 1843
Pacifist, First Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace

Simon WiesenthalSimon Wiesenthal
31 December 1908
Nazi Hunter

Rainer Maria RilkeRainer Maria Rilke
04 December 1875
Poet & Novelist

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881
Novelist

Elfriede JelinekElfriede Jelinek
20 October 1946
Novelist & Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Peter HandkePeter Handke
06 December 1942
Novelist, Playwright, Film director, Screenwriter,

Jack UnterwegerJack Unterweger
16 August 1950
writer, serial killer

Leo FrankLeo Frank
29 June 1925
Writer

Michael HanekeMichael Haneke
23 March 1942
Film director, Screenwriter, Writer, University
Emilie SchindlerEmilie Schindler
22 October 1907
Writer, Autobiographer

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
04 September 1926
Writer, Historian, Educationist, Philosopher,
Maria SchellMaria Schell
15 January 1926
Actor, Writer, Biographer

Thomas BernhardThomas Bernhard
09 February 1931
Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter, Poet

Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
28 August 1903
Writer, Psychologist, University teacher,
Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University

August KubizekAugust Kubizek
03 August 1888
Conductor, Painter, Writer
Arthur SchnitzlerArthur Schnitzler
15 May 1862
Writer, Playwright, Physician, Screenwriter,

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
20 January 1910
Naturalist

Robert MusilRobert Musil
06 November 1880
Writer, Librarian, Novelist, Playwright,
Viktor SchaubergerViktor Schauberger
30 June 1885
Forester, Inventor, Writer

Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter
Otto WeiningerOtto Weininger
03 April 1880
Philosopher, Writer, Psychologist

Carl DjerassiCarl Djerassi
29 October 1923
Chemist, Writer, University teacher, Science

Ferdinand Anton Ernst PorscheFerdinand Anton Ernst Porsche
19 September 1909
Entrepreneur, Engineer

Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
25 July 1921
Philosopher, Psychologist, Psychotherapist,
Joseph RothJoseph Roth
02 September 1894
Writer, Journalist
Walther von der VogelweideWalther von der Vogelweide
1170 AD
composer, poet, writer, minnesänger

Hugo von HofmannsthalHugo von Hofmannsthal
01 February 1874
Novelist, Librettist, Poet, Playwright, Writer,

Ernst GombrichErnst Gombrich
30 March 1909
Art Historian

Bruno SchulzBruno Schulz
12 July 1892
Writer, Painter, Literary critic
Otto F. KernbergOtto F. Kernberg
10 September 1928
Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, University teacher,

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Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
10 September 1890
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Screenwriter, Science

Nikolaus HarnoncourtNikolaus Harnoncourt
06 December 1929
Conductor, Musician, Choir director, Viol player,

Anton ZeilingerAnton Zeilinger
20 May 1945
Physicist, Quantum physicist, Academic, University

Ingeborg BachmannIngeborg Bachmann
25 June 1926
Poet, Writer, Journalist, Screenwriter,
Jaroslav HašekJaroslav Hašek
30 April 1883
Writer, Comedian

Christoph SchönbornChristoph Schönborn
22 January 1945
Catholic priest, Theologian, Writer, University
Victor GruenVictor Gruen
18 July 1903
Architect, Writer

Felix SaltenFelix Salten
06 September 1869
Screenwriter, Writer, Journalist, Novelist,

Karl Maria WiligutKarl Maria Wiligut
10 December 1866
Writer, Occultist
Georg TraklGeorg Trakl
03 February 1887
Poet, Writer

Alfred KubinAlfred Kubin
10 April 1877
Writer, Painter, Etcher
Hermann BrochHermann Broch
01 November 1886
Writer, Playwright

Bertha PappenheimBertha Pappenheim
27 February 1859
Writer, Journalist, Social worker, Feminist

Jean AméryJean Améry
31 October 1912
Writer, Philosopher

Rudolf HilferdingRudolf Hilferding
10 August 1877
Economist, Politician, Writer

Ulrich SeidlUlrich Seidl
24 November 1952
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Writer
Gustav MeyrinkGustav Meyrink
19 January 1868
Writer, Translator, Novelist, Science fiction

Fritz HeiderFritz Heider
19 February 1896
Psychologist, Translator, University teacher,

Franz GrillparzerFranz Grillparzer
15 January 1791
Austrian writer

Pietro MetastasioPietro Metastasio
03 January 1698
Italian poet
Theodor ReikTheodor Reik
12 May 1888
Psychologist, Psychanalyst

Joseph MohrJoseph Mohr
11 December 1792
Composer, Writer
Karl KrausKarl Kraus
28 April 1874
writer, poet, journalist, essayist

Klaus EbnerKlaus Ebner
08 August 1964
Austrian writer

Ernst FuchsErnst Fuchs
13 February 1930
Poet