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Wolf Erlbruch

German illustrator and writer

1948   -  

country of citizenship: Germany
occupation: writer, illustrator, university teacher, children's writer, author
award received: Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Gutenberg Prize, Silver Brush

Wolf Erlbruch (born 1948) is a German illustrator and writer of children's books. He combines various techniques for the artwork in his books, including cutting and pasting, drawing, and painting. His style is sometimes surrealist and is widely copied inside and outside Germany. Some of his story books have challenging themes such as death and the meaning of life. They have won many awards, including the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1993 and 2003. For his "lasting contribution" as a children's illustrator Erlbruch received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2006 In 2017, he was the first German to win the important Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
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