Author

Arthur Koestler

Hungarian-British author and journalist

1905   -   1983

country of citizenship: Hungary, Austria, United Kingdom
language of expression: German, English, French
educated at: University of Vienna
occupation: writer, philosopher, novelist, journalist, screenwriter, autobiographer
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 he resigned in 1938, disillusioned by Stalinism. 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 together at their home in London.
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works

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Darkness at Noon

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1940

The Ghost in the Machine

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1967

The Roots of Coincidence

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1972

Arrival and Departure

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1943

The Yogi and the Commissar

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1942

The Act of Creation

1964 book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1964

Arrow in the Blue

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1969

The Thirteenth Tribe

1976 book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

Janus: A Summing Up

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1978

Dialogue with Death

book by Arthur Koestler

author: Arthur Koestler

1937

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