Franz Kafka was a German-language novelist and short story writer.
Born in Prague, Austria-Hungary in 1883, he studied law at the Charles Ferdinand University of Prague and worked in insurance.
He is widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.
He died of tuberculosis in Kierling, Austria in 1924.
The Franz Kafka Museum in Prague is dedicated to Kafka and his work also the Franz Kafka Prize is an annual literary award of the Franz Kafka Society and the City of Prague established in 2001.