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Peter Handke - Writer and Director

Peter Handke

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Peter Handke is one of the leading figures of Austrian and German-language literature. Author of roughly 40 novels, 15 theatre plays and various works of poetry and screenplays, Handke was awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature in 2019. His most celebrated books include Short Letter, Long Farewell (1972) and The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1970), the latter having famously been adapted to the screen by Wim Wenders, with whom Handke would go on collaborating in several features, including one of the filmmaker’s most acclaimed movies, Wings of Desire (1987), and in The Left-Handed Woman (1978) which Handke directed himself.

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