is a photographer, journalist, author, and publisher. He has written biographies of numerous creative minds, including Heimito von Doderer, Egon Erwin Kisch, Karl Krauss as well as H.C. Artmann, Otto Schenk, and Helmut Qualtinger. He is the founder of the newspaper Kurier's magazine "freizeit". He has received a number of awards including the "Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst 1. Klasse."