About Heinrich Mann
Heinrich Mann was born in Lübeck in 1871. After dropping out of school, he trained briefly in the publishing trade, and subsequently wrote novels, short stories, essays, and plays. In 1933, he emigrated to France and later to the US. He was appointed head of the newly formed Academy of the Arts in East Berlin in 1949, but died in Santa Monica, California in 1950 before he could take up the position.