Born: January 5, 1921
Died: December 14, 1990
Occupation: Author, playwright, novelist
Biography: Friedrich Dürrenmatt (German pronunciation: was a Swiss author and dramatist. He was a proponent of epic theatre whose plays reflected the recent experiences of World War II. The politically active author's work included avant-garde dramas, philosophically deep crime novels, and often macabre satire. Dürrenmatt was a member of the Gruppe Olten.