b. Vienna, Sept. 20, 1901, d. Vienna, April 5, 1960, writer, initially teacher and commercial artist, after 1945 also film scriptwriter; 1933 co-founder of the
"Union of socialist writers", wrote mainly non-fiction novels that were translated into many languages. In his novel "Karl und das 20. Jh." (1933) B. incorporated the ideas of the philosopher Otto Neurath. Awarded the J. Reich Prize of the University of Vienna and the Prize of the City of Vienna in 1950.
Further works#Radium, 1936; Opiumkrieg, 1939; Der Weg durch das Labyrinth, 1949; Der toenende Erdkreis, 1951; Heroin, 1951; Der liebe Augustin, 1958. - Film scripts: Der Prozess, 1948; April 2000 (with Marboe).
Literature#U. Schneider, R. B., doctoral thesis., Vienna 1990.