Educated, University Berne. Educated, University Paris.
Steiger was born in Uetendorf, Thun, Switzerland in 1909. This book was translated into Russian without Steiger"s knowledge and sold 300,000 copies.
His third novel, Portrait of a respected man (1952), was condemned by critics as propaganda for communism.
Member Swiss Authors Association, Pro Litteris.
Married Rosmary Salber, 1949. Children: Martin, Marianne.