Tabori, Paul (1908-1974)

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Tabori, Paul (1908-1974)

Hungarian-born British novelist, journalist, political writer, scriptwriter, and psychical researcher. Some of his books were published under the pseudonyms "Christopher Stevens" and "Paul Tabor." Tabori was born on August 5, 1908, in Budapest, Hungary. He was educated at Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm University (Ph.D., 1930) and Pazmany Peter University (Doctor of Economics and Political Science). He worked in various journalistic positions in Hungary (1926-1937) and London (1937-1960s). Beginning in the 1920s, Tabori wrote a number of books on various political and other subjects. He lived in the United States for several years as a 1966 visiting professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University (1966) and the City College of New York (1967). He also translated a number of books and authored 32 feature films and over a hundred television films and plays.

On the death of psychical researcher Harry Price (1881-1948), Tabori was literary executor for Price and a trustee of the Harry Price Library at London University, England. Subsequently he published a biography, Harry Price: The Biography of a Ghost Hunter (1950), the first of several books on psychic topics. He died November 9, 1974.


Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.

Tabori, Paul. Beyond the Senses: A Report on Psychical Research in the Sixties. N.p., 1971.

. Companions of the Unseen. London: H. A. Humphrey, 1968.

. Harry Price: The Biography of a Ghost Hunter. London: Athenaeum Press, 1950.

Tabori, Paul, and Cornelius Tabori. My Occult Diary. 1951.

Reprint, New York: Living Books, 1966.

Tabori, Paul, and P. Raphael. Crime and the Occult. N.p., 1974.

Tabori, Paul, and Peter Underwood. The Borley Ghosts. N.p., 1973.