Jakov Lind

Jakov Lind (born February 10, 1927 in Vienna, died February 16, 2007 in London) was a British writer. As an eleven-year old boy from a Jewish family, he left Austria after the Anschluss, found temporary refuge in Holland, and succeeded in surviving inside Nazi Germany by assuming a Dutch identity. After a literary apprenticeship in Israel, he moved to London, where he wrote, in German, the short stories and novels on which his stature as a major European writer is based: Soul of Wood, Landscape in Concrete, and Ergo. Lind began writing in English and the stories in The Stove were the first written in his new language.

He spent forty years living between Deia, London and New York.