Born in a very timid family, Nobel Prize Winner Peter Handke, surpasses every hurdle and gain fame for his absolute writing in literature. Besides, writing he is also known as a poet, novelist, screenwriter, and movie director from Austria. The handsome hunk is famous for the play Publikumsbeschimpfung and the novel Die Angst des Tormanns Beim Elfmeter.
In this article, we shall be highlighting the personal life of Handke, his family life, wedding, career, and achievements.
Biography & Wiki of Peter Handke
Where is Peter Handke from? Born with the Sagittarius zodiac sign while he celebrates his birthday every year on the 6th of December, 1942. He had opened his eyes in Griffen, then in the German Reich’s province Gau Carinthia. Peter, the son of Erich Schönemann and Maria, has celebrated his total 77 birthday to date.
Belonging to the mixed ethnicity while he holds an Australian Nationality. His father was a bank clerk and German soldier and his mother was a Carinthian Slovene. Her mother was married to Bruno Handke, a tram conductor and Wehrmacht soldier from Berlin before Peter was born. From his mother’s side, he has two more children: Peter’s half-sister and half-brother whose name is not known.
His family adopted the habit of a nomad. Hence, the family moved to Pankow district and lived there for four years (1944-1948). Despite having a step-father his family life was not so happy. While his father was totally engrossed in alcohol, which urged his mother to take her own life in 1971.
Regarding his education, talented Peter was enrolled in the Catholic Marianum boys’ boarding school. There, he published his first writing in the school newspaper, Fackel. After completing high school, he got enrolled at the prestigious University of Graz. Later he graduated as a profound law student.
Similar to other celebrities, he is blessed with awesome physique statistics. The Nobel Prize Winner has not revealed his body measurements including his height, weight, eye color, hair color, and biceps. It seems that he lives to keep his personal life far from social media and fan followers.
Peter Handke’s Wedding, Wife, and Children
When it comes to the personal life of Peter, the handsome hunk is married twice in his lifetime. Previously, he had tied hid knot with Libgart Schwarz.
She is an actress and writer, who is known for her movies such as Class Relations, The Ortlieb Woman and Braunschlag. The couple tied their knots in 1967. Unfortunately, they ended their relationship in 1994.
Following his first divorce, he started dating Sophie Semin. Professionally, she is an actress, known for Beyond the Clouds, The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez, and many more. Peter is blessed with two daughters named Amina Handke (m 1969) and Léocadie Handke (m. 1992).
Career & Networth
What did Peter Handke write? Well, this is the most common question asked by his fan-followers. Talking about the professional life of Peter, he started his journey as an efficient writer, linking up with the Grazer Gruppe, an association of young writers. They published a magazine on literature, manuscript, which published Handke’s early works. His career took off when he appeared in a meeting of avant-garde artists belonging to the Gruppe 47 in Princeton, New Jersey.
Caption: Official interview of Peter Handke after winning the Nobel Prize in 2019. (Credit: YouTube)
In the following year he appeared in the play, his first play Publikumsbeschimpfung was released. Later, he started writing scripts for films. The handsome hunk had also directed Die linkshändige Frau in 1978. Similarly, he had also worked as director Wim Wenders on a film version of Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter, wrote the script for Falsche Bewegung (The Wrong Move), and co-wrote the screenplay for Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire) and Les Beaux Jours d’Aranjuez.
Net worth and salary
As one of the renowned a Nobel laureate novelist, playwright, translator, poet, film director, and screenwriter, he had earned a huge name and fame in his lifetime career. It is believed that the total assist of the handsome hunk has been estimated at around $1 Million – $5 Million. While he has not shared his exact annual salary.
Apart from the net worth, he has been awarded a prestigious prize i.e. Nobel Prize in Literature in 2019. Likewise, he also has received Georg Buchner Prize in 1973, Nestroy Theater Prize in 2018.
Peter Handke is not active in social media. He has no Instagram account, Twitter account, or Facebook account. However, he has a verified Wikipedia.