Arthur Koestler

Hungarian-British author and journalist

1905   -   1983

country of citizenship: Hungary, Austria, United Kingdom
educated at: University of Vienna
occupation: writer, philosopher, novelist, journalist
award received: Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Arthur Koestler, (UK: , US: ; German: [ˈkœstlɐ]; Hungarian: Kösztler Artúr; 5 September 1905 – 1 March 1983) was a Hungarian-British author and journalist. Koestler was born in Budapest and, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria. In 1931 Koestler joined the Communist Party of Germany until, disillusioned by Stalinism, he resigned in 1938. In 1940 he published his novel Darkness at Noon, an anti-totalitarian work that gained him international fame. Over the next 43 years, from his residence in Britain, Koestler espoused many political causes, and wrote novels, memoirs, biographies and numerous essays. In 1968 he was awarded the Sonning Prize "for [his] outstanding contribution to European culture" and in 1972 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). In 1976 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and in 1979 with terminal leukaemia. In 1983 he and his wife committed suicide at their home in London.
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works

27

Dialogue with Death

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1937

Janus: A Summing Up

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1978

The Roots of Coincidence

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1972

The Invisible Writing

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1969

Arrow in the Blue

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1969

The Call-Girls

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1972

Arrival and Departure

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1943

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