Thomas Mann was born on June 6, 1875, in Lbeck, Germany. More publications followed over time, including a poetry-established play, the novellaDeath in Venice, as well as a collection of novels depicting the story of Joseph from the Bible. In 1929, Mann was given the Nobel Prize in Literature. In the late 1930s, the author along with his wife Katja Pringsheim relocated to America, with Mann taking on a lecture place at Princeton University. An vocal opponent of fascism and Nazism, he continued to write until his passing on August 12, 1955, in Zurich, Switzerland.