Author

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Erich Kästner

German children's writer

1899   -   1974

genre: children's literature
country of citizenship: German Empire, Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, Allied-occupied Germany, West Germany, Germany
language of expression: German
educated at: Leipzig University
occupation: writer, poet, novelist, children's writer, screenwriter, journalist, author, playwright, cabaret artist
award received: Georg Büchner Prize, Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Hans Christian Andersen Award, Literaturpreis der Stadt München

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Emil Erich Kästner (German: [ˈʔeːʁɪç ˈkɛstnɐ] (listen); 23 February 1899 – 29 July 1974) was a German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known primarily for his humorous, socially astute poems and for children's books including Emil and the Detectives. He received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1960 for his autobiography Als ich ein kleiner Junge war. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.
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Works

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Emil and the Detectives

1929 novel for children by Erich Kästner

author: Erich Kästner
illustrator: Walter Trier

1929

The Flying Classroom

literary work

author: Erich Kästner

1933

Lottie and Lisa

literary work

author: Erich Kästner
illustrator: Walter Trier

1949

Fabian

1931 novel written by Erich Kästner

author: Erich Kästner

1931

Pünktchen und Anton

literary work

author: Erich Kästner

1931

Als ich ein kleiner Junge war

autobiografisches Kinderbuch von Erich Kästner

author: Erich Kästner

1957

Der kleine Mann

literary work

author: Erich Kästner

1963

Die Konferenz der Tiere

literary work

author: Erich Kästner
illustrator: Walter Trier

1949

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