Walter Abish
Name: Walter Abish
Occupation: Novelist
Gender: Male
Birth Day: December 24, 1931
Age: 89
Country: Austria
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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Walter Abish

Walter Abish was born on December 24, 1931 in Austria (89 years old). Walter Abish is a Novelist, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Nationality: Austria. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


His novel, How German Is It, received the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

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Before Fame

He and his family fled the Nazis and moved to Italy and France before settling in China. He became an American citizen in 1960.


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Abish was born to a Jewish family in Vienna, Austria to Adolph and Frieda (Rubin). At a young age, his family fled from the Nazis, traveling first to Italy and Nice before settling in Shanghai from 1940 to 1949. In 1949, they moved to Israel, where Abish served in the army and developed an interest in writing. He moved to the United States in 1957 and became an American citizen in 1960. Since 1975, Abish has taught at several eastern universities and colleges. Abish received the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1981 for his book How German Is It. He has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship, and sits on the contributing editorial board of the literary journal Conjunctions.


He served on the board of International PEN from 1982–1988. He was on the board of governors for the New York Foundation for the Arts. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1998.

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Currently, Walter Abish is 89 years, 8 months and 29 days old. Walter Abish will celebrate 90th birthday on a Friday 24th of December 2021.

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