Schwab, Günther, b. Prague (Czech Republic), Oct. 7, 1904. Narrative writer, essayist, author of scripts and radio plays. Worked as a forester in Lower Austria and Styria; in his books he advocated an active policy of environmental protection, esp. in "Der Tanz mit dem Teufel" (1959); founded the World League for the Protection of Life in 1960.
Further works: novels: Mensch ohne Volk, 1935 (new edition: Abenteuer am Strom, 1949); Die Leute von Arauli, 1976. - Books for young readers, essays. - Selection: Geliebtes Leben, 1991.