Peter Handke

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Peter Handke (German pronunciation: [ˈpeːtɐ ˈhantkə]; born 6 December 1942) is a novelist, playwright, translator, poet, film director, and screenwriter from Austria. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2019 "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience." Though some praised Handke as a meritorious laureate, the decision to award him a Nobel Prize was denounced internationally by a variety of public and academic intellectuals, writers, and journalists, who cited his support of the late Slobodan Milošević and Bosnian genocide denial. In the late 1960s, he was recognized for the plays Publikumsbeschimpfung (Offending the Audience) and Kaspar, as well as the novel Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter (The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Handke has received more than 873,100 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Peter Handke is the 187th most popular writer (up from 553rd in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Austria (up from 121st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Austrian Writer.

Peter Handke is most famous for his novel "The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick."

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Among writers, Peter Handke ranks 187 out of 5,794Before him are Ahmad ibn Hanbal, John the Evangelist, Diogenes Laërtius, Khalil Gibran, Georges Simenon, and Mansur Al-Hallaj. After him are Stéphane Mallarmé, Yukio Mishima, Nizami Ganjavi, Tristan Tzara, Lucian, and Sigrid Undset.

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Among people born in 1942, Peter Handke ranks 13Before him are Joe Biden, Eusébio, Jimi Hendrix, Ratko Mladić, Hu Jintao, and Harrison Ford. After him are Barbra Streisand, Ronnie James Dio, Isabel Allende, Aretha Franklin, Scatman John, and Dino Zoff.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Peter Handke ranks 46 out of 1,075Before him are Theodoric the Great (454), Viktor Frankl (1905), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), Kurt Gödel (1906), Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415), and Albert II of Germany (1397). After him are Anna Freud (1895), Maximilian I of Mexico (1832), Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1678), Klara Hitler (1860), Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608), and Wolfgang Pauli (1900).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Peter Handke ranks 3Before him are Franz Kafka (1883) and Stefan Zweig (1881). After him are Robert Musil (1880), Peter Drucker (1909), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Sándor Márai (1900), Paula Hitler (1896), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), Georg Trakl (1887), and Gustav Meyrink (1868).