Hinderer honored by Austrian president

May 18, 2006 12:49 p.m.

Walter Hinderer, a professor of German at Princeton, has been awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and the Arts by Austrian President Heinz Fischer.

Hinderer was recognized for his research and writing on Austrian literature and poetry. A member of the Princeton faculty since 1978, Hinderer specializes in German and European literature of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

From 1996 to 2001, Hinderer served as president of the International Erich Fried Society for Language and Literature, which honors the noted Austrian writer and translator.