Wippersberg, Walter, b. Steyr (Upper Austria), July 4, 1945, writer, stage director, film producer and photographic artist. Lecturer at the Vienna Film Academy (in the Department of Film and TV, subjects: script-writing, dramatisation) since 1990; author of a wide range of books for children and adults; TV productions; several awards. His works "Schlafen auf dem Wind" (1971) and "Max der Unglücksrabe" (1990) won the Austrian Award for books for children and young people.
Further works: Screen play: Fluchtversuch, 1976; Sankt Petri Schnee, 1991; Das Fest des Huhnes, 1992 (also director); Das Kapital, 1995. - Novels: Gegenlicht, 1979; Ein Anfang von Etwas, 1982; Die Irren und die Mörder, 1998; Ein nützlicher Idiot, 1999; Die Geschichte eines lächerlichen Mannes, 2000.