Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria, in 1942. He is the author of many plays and novels, including The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (FSG Classics) and, most recently, Don Juan: His Own Version (FSG, 2011).
"Moving and beautifully realized . . . Nearly perfect." --Richard Locke, The New York Times Book Review "A Sorrow Beyond Dreams is Handke's masterpiece, a short, concentrated, mysteriously exhaustive portrait of his mother, from whom history and circumstance have removed most traces of an identity." --J. S. Marcus, The New York Review of Books "In A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, the author confronts his mother's suicide in a compelling story that is 'like an explanation of a recurrent dream, a dream so vividly expressed it becomes our dream.'" --Chicago Sun-Times