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19 October 1911-30 November 1990
was an Austrian writer and journalist who received numerous awards and honours.
Apart from her journalistic work, Hilde Spiel was the author of novels, stories and works of cultural history. The biography Fanny von Arnstein oder die Emanzipation (Fanny von Arnstein: A Daughter of the Enlightenment, 1758–1818), her favourite among her own books, was described as ‘a remarkable historical document ... the portrait, not only of one of the most brilliant and charming women of her time, but of a whole era of European culture and history’. Spiel was also a distinguished translator into German of English-language novels and dramas.