Murray G. Hall was a Canadian Germanist and specialist in literature who was born on May 25, 1947. It must be noted that Murray G. Hall served as an associate professor at the University of Vienna. In 1985, Murray G. Hall wrote a two-volume book published between 1918 and 1938. The two-volume book was about the history of Austrian publishing and the book is quite important and a point of reference.
It also needs to be emphasized that Murray G. Hall was associated with the Austrian Society for Book History (Gesellschaft für Buchforschung in Österreich) and the Austrian Society for Research on Children’s and Youth Literature (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung).
He was a co-founder and manager of the Austrian Society for Book History (Gesellschaft für Buchforschung in Österreich) and the Austrian Society for Research on Children’s and Youth Literature (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung).
Murray G. Hall had his education at the University of Vienna beginning from 1972. He received his doctorate in 1975 after working on a dissertation on the subject of animals and animal motifs in Robert Musil’s prose work.
He was one of the organizers of the large Robert Musil festival exhibition in the Austrian National Library. Murray G. Hall served as an editor at ORF, Radio Austria International from May 1977 till May 2009.
Murray G. Hall lectured at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in the summer semesters of 2009 and 2010, as a visiting professor. He also taught at the Alpen-Adria University in Klagenfur in 2011 and in 2012, he lectured at the University of Salzburg and University of Klagenfurt.
Murray G. Hall Cause of Death
Murray G. Hall is known to have died on September 4, 2023. He was 76 years old at the time of death. Murray G. Hall died after suffering from a fatal illness.
Over the years of his practice, he worked on several publications. Some of these publications is The Bettauer Case. Löcker Verlag, Vienna 1978, with Franz Kadrnoska, Friedrich Kornauth, Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler : The Musket. Cultural and social history as reflected in a satirical-humoristic magazine, 1905-1941. Edition Tusch, Vienna 1983, Austrian publishing history 1918–1938. Volume 1: History of the Austrian publishing industry. Böhlau, Vienna/Cologne/Graz 1985, Austrian publishing history 1918–1938. Volume 2: Fiction publishers of the First Republic. Böhlau, Vienna/Cologne/Graz 1985, and with Gerhard Renner: Handbook of the estates and collections of Austrian authors (= literature in history, history in literature. Volume 23). Böhlau, Vienna/Cologne/Weimar 1992.
Some of the awards to his credit include 1984: Cardinal Innitzer Prize for the Humanities, the 2002: Gold Medal of Honor for Services to the State of Vienna , 2007: Prize from the Book Culture Association for outstanding achievements in book culture, together with the team of authors (Christina Köstner, Margot Werner ) for the catalog “Robbed Books” (2004).2013: “Patron of Honor” of the Austrian Antiquarian Association and 2018: City of Vienna Prize for Journalism.