Peter Handke is a popular Austrian poet, novelist, translator, screenwriter, playwright and a film director. Before he was born, his mother married another man, who was an alcoholic and who assaulted Peter physically. Peter never met his real father until he was an adult. Following his high school graduation, Peter enrolled into the University of Graz, to study law. There, he became hugely fascinated with the idea of becoming a writer. Publishing first novel and play in the mid-1960s, he dropped out of the college and pursued a writing career. He has written famous novels such as ‘The Hornets’, ‘The Left-Handed Woman’, ‘A Sorrow Beyond Dreams’ and ‘Slow Homecoming’. He is also known for writing many avant-garde plays such as ‘Offending the Audience’ and ‘Kaspar’. He has also been involved with films, and has written screenplays for many critically acclaimed films, such as Wim Wenders’ ‘Wings of Desire’ and ‘The Left-Handed Woman’. He also served as a director on the latter film, and went on winning worldwide critical acclaim. He was awarded with a Nobel Prize in Literature in 2019, along with many other awards and honors.