Fussenegger, Gertrud (1912–)

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Fussenegger, Gertrud (1912–)

Austrian novelist. Name variations: Gertrud Dietz; Gertrud Dorn; Gertrud Fussenegger-Dorn. Born Gertrud Fussenegger, May 8, 1912, in Pilsen, Austrian Bohemia; studied history, history of art, and philosophy in Munich and Innsbruck; m. Elmar Dietz; m. Alois Dorn, 1950; children: 5.

Writer whose novels have been popular with a conservative reading public since the 1930s, published Das Haus der dunklen Krüge (1951), In deine Hand gegeben (1954), Das verschüttete Antlitz (1957), Zeit das Raben, Zeit der Taube (1960), Ein Spieglebild mit Feuersäule (1979) and Maria Theresia (1980), among others.