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language of expression: German
occupation: poet, children's writer, playwright, translator, writer, journalist, prosaist, prose
award received: Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Hans Christian Andersen Award, Großer Preis der Deutschen Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur e.V. Volkach, Literaturpreis der Universitätsstadt Marburg und des Landkreises Marburg-Biedenkopf
James Krüss (31 May 1926 – 2 August 1997) was a German writer of children's and picture books, illustrator, poet, dramatist, scriptwriter, translator, and collector of children's poems and folk songs. For his contribution as a children's writer he received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1968.
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