Walter Abish

Poet, Fiction Writer

New York, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

Walter Abish was an Austrian-born American author of experimental novels and short stories. His acclaimed novel How German Is It won a PEN/Faulkner prize for fiction in 1981. Among his honors, he was a fellow of the Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations and of the National Endowment for the Arts. He also became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1998. Abish died at the age of ninety on May 28, 2022.

Publications & Prizes

Double Vision (Knopf, 2004)
Eclipse Fever (Knopf, 1993)
99: The New Meaning (Burning Deck Press, 1990)
How German Is It (New Directions, 1980)

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Last update: Jul 29, 2022