Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig (1881–1942) was born in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna, and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Zweig traveled widely, living in Salzburg, Austria between the wars, and was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including: “Letter from an Unknown Woman”, “Amok”, and “Fear”. With the fall of France in 1940, Zweig left Britain for New York, before settling in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide.