About Annette Kolb
Annette Kolb, the daughter of a highly respected landscape architect and a French pianist, was born in 1870. Settled in Badenweiler from 1923, the passionate traveller emigrated to Paris in 1933, escaping to New York in 1941. She spent the last years of her life in Munich, where she died 1967. She was awarded the Fontane Prize, the Gerhart Hauptmann Prize, the Goethe Prize, and was a member of the Order Pour le Mérite. Following her literary debut, Kurze Aufsätze (1899), she published biographies of Mozart, Schubert, Briand, King Louis II of Bavaria, and the novels Das Exemplar (1913), Daphne Herbst (1928) and Die Schaukel (The Swing, 1934).