"The Day of the Bomb" is a children novel describing the childhood of a four-year-old Sadako, a nice yet sensitive and naughty child. It was written by Austrian author Karl Bruckner. The novel has been published in 1961., soon becoming a worldwide success translated into over 70 different languages and sold in over 2 millions […]
Karl Bruckner is born in Vienna 1906. After finishing school he worked in a lot of different positions. He spent two years of his life in South America, and learned about the horrors of war, serving in the German army during the second World War.
After a couple of years of wandering, he proved himself as a writer, with his youth novels becoming popular worldwide and translated into many different languages.
He received a couple of prizes for his novels, and also was nominated for the Andersen's prize, also known as the most important prize for the children literature.
After his 40th birthday, he started writing more for children and youth, writing for various newspapers and publishing many novels, for youth and adults as well. His works have been translated into over 90 languages.
Karl Bruckner remained the most popular for his book from 1961., "The Day of the Bomb". The other popular titles by this author are "Only Two Robots" and "Sickness of the youth".
He won the prizes of the city of Vienna for the best children novel and best youth novel as well. Bruckner dies in Vienna, 1958.