Koestler, Arthur

1905-1983, Austro-Hungarian writer, studied engineering in Vienna from 1919; member of the KPD (Communist Party of Germany) since 1931, worked in Paris from 1934-1936; war correspondent in the Spanish Civil War in 1937 and from 1940 exile in England; after publishing works of fiction and political works, focus in his writing from 1954 on the natural sciences