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Otto Steiger, Swiss author, novelist. Recipient numerous prizes, awards, including Swiss Children's Books prize, 1980, certified honor. International Board Books for Young People; award City of Zurich, award Canton of Zurich, 1989. Member Swiss Authors Association, Pro Litteris.

Background

Steiger, Otto was born on August 4, 1909 in Thun, Berne, Switzerland. Son of Robert Steiger and Maria Steiger Wasmer.

Education

Educated, University Berne. Educated, University Paris.

Career

Steiger was born in Uetendorf, Thun, Switzerland in 1909. This book was translated into Russian without Steiger's knowledge and sold 300,000 copies.

Works

Politics

His third novel, Portrait of a respected man (1952), was condemned by critics as propaganda for communism.

Membership

Member Swiss Authors Association, Pro Litteris.

Connections

Married Rosmary Salber, 1949. Children: Martin, Marianne.

father:
Robert Steiger

mother:
Maria Steiger Wasmer

spouse:
Rosmary Salber

children:
Martin Steiger

Marianne Steiger