Giese, Alexander, b. Vienna, Nov. 21, 1921, poet, narrative writer. Author of film scripts and radio plays. From 1967 to 1983 department head at the Austrian broadcasting corporation (ORF), from 1990 to 1997 president of the Austrian PEN Centre in Vienna. P. E. N. Club. Wrote several successful novels based on cultural and intellectual history.
Works#Novels: Wie ein Fremder im Vaterland (Mark Aurel), 1975; Wie Schnee in der Wueste (Omar Khajjam), 1976; Geduldet euch, Brueder, 1979; Lerida oder Der lange Schatten, 1983; Licht der Freiheit, 1993. - Zwischen Graesern der Mond, 1963 (poetry).