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Otfried Preußler

Otfried Preußler wrote more than 35 books that have been translated into over 50 languages and for which he won numerous prizes and awards. His most famous characters are The Robber Hotzenplotz and The Little Witch.

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Michael Ende

Michael Ende, one of the most popular German writers, was also one of the most versatile. Many of his books, such as Momo and The Neverending Story have been made into films and translated into more than 40 languages.

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Max Kruse

Among Max Kruse's best known and most popular books are his stories about the little dragon Urmel. His books have been translated into innumerable languages, and the Urmel series continues to grow, for Max Kruse just keeps on writing.

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Joachim Friedrich

Joachim Friedrich was awarded the "Emil" Children's Crime Prize for his 4 ½ Friends children's book series. What's more, all Joachim Friedrich fans can look forward to some new stories.

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Alice Gabathuler

Alice Gabathuler is a Swiss author and an absolute thriller expert, keeping her readers on the edge of their seats with suspense. Her new series about Lost Souls Ltd. is soon to be published – thriller fans will love it.

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Oliver Scherz

Oliver Scherz is an actor and writer of children's books and his aim is to write stories that strike a chord with both children and grownups alike. Won't be Long – We've Just Had to Pop Round to Africa immediately made it to the Spiegel bestselling list.

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Nele Moost

Nele Moost writes stories for children and adults that have been translated into 30 languages. The stories she has made up for Esslinger include those about Raven, the little Rascal and Krümel the bear.

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Albert Sixtus

Albert Sixtus began his successful career as a writer of books for children and teenagers in 1922 with the publication of fairy tale books. His best-known book is still The Rabbit School.

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Nele Neuhaus

Nele Neuhaus first started writing bestselling crime stories for adults. Her name is still to be found in the bestselling lists, where she now combines her two great passions: writing and horses.

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Bianka Minte-König

With her books in the Cheeky Girls Cheeky Books series, Bianka Minte-König wrote her way into the bestselling lists. They have been translated into more than 20 languages, made into audio books and found their way into cinemas as films.

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Hortense Ullrich

Hortense Ullrich likes talking, laughing and writing – about anything and everything that is comical in life. The result: the popular Jojo books in the Cheeky Girls – Cheeky Books series.

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Irene Zimmermann

Irene Zimmermann has been successful on the children's book market since the 1990's, first with children's crime stories and then with bestsellers in the Cheeky Girls – Cheeky Books series.

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Gaby Hauptmann

Gaby Hauptmann has worked as a director, producer and presenter for television. Her first bestseller, Looking for Impotent Man for Life, was published in 1995, and since then she has written more than 30 successful books.

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Tatjana Geßler

Already as a child Tatjana Geßler was a great animal lover – hardly surprising since she grew up in a family of vets. Today she is a television journalist, film maker and presenter for SWR television where she also has her own series.

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Janine Wilk

Janine Wilk is the daughter of a musician and a painter. Even when she was still a child, literature was very important to her. She started work on her first book when she was in her early 20's.

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Rainer Oberthür

The books authored by Rainer Oberthür include The Lord's Prayer and The Easter Story. Apart from his writing activities, he also teaches in an elementary school so as not to lose contacts with children.

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Alois Prinz

The top-level author Alois Prinz first became known through his biographies of Hermann Hess and Franz Kafka. Gabriel Verlag has published his Jesus of Nazareth and More Than You Think.

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James Krüss

Children's book author James Krüss has been awarded many prizes for his work, including the German Youth Book Prize. One of his many books is The Little Donkey Christmas Carol.

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Stephan Sigg

Stephan Sigg is a theologian and has written several books for Gabriel Verlag, including nonfiction books for teenagers such as The High Song of Love and his prayer books for children.

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Martin Polster

The evangelical theologian Dr. Martin Polster is famous for his Give Me Roots, Let Me Grow and The First Easter. He has also published several children's Bibles.

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Martina Baumbach

For her first children's novel, Martina Baumbach was awarded the Literature Stipend of the city of Munich. Her book And I See Daddy at the Weekend brought her the Bilderbuchspatz award of the city of Ulm.

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