B. Traven

Scenic Rights is the audiovisual co-agency of the B.Traven Estate

B. Traven is a German-born author who lived in Mexico, where he worked as a photographer, screenwriter, and writer. He wrote fifteen novels and countless short stories and has sold tens of millions of copies. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages.



A cult author, the origins of B. Traven have caused a stir in the international community. He was known under various pseudonyms, including Ret Marut, under which he signed his early books. The mystery surrounding his figure has increased the number of readers and scholars of his work.

B. Traven was a multifaceted author who ventured into various genres and arts. More than 10 of his titles were successfully adapted for audiovisual media.

Mexico was Traven’s second homeland and the ideal setting for a significant portion of his work.