Christine Nöstlinger

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Christine Nöstlinger in 2012

Christine Nöstlinger (13 October 1936 – 28 June 2018) was an Austrian children's writer. She was born in Vienna. She was best known for work to "children's and young adult literature in the broadest sense". She won two inaugural Astrid Lindgren Memorial Awards from the Swedish Arts Council in 2003, the biggest prize in children's literature. She won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for "lasting contribution to children's literature" in 1984.

Her first book was Die feuerrote Friederike, published in 1970, which she illustrated herself. The book was published in English in 1975 as Fiery Frederica. Her best known work was Fly away home (Maikäfer flieg, 1973).[1]

Nöstlinger died on 28 June 2018 in Vienna at the age of 81.[2]

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  1. "Nöstlinger, Christine". WorldCat. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  2. "Schriftstellerin Christine Nöstlinger gestorben -". DER STANDARD.