Oliver Scherz, Germany

Oliver Scherz was born in 1974 in Essen. He studied acting and discovered  writing for children after the birth of his daughter. Since then, he has published numerous picture books and children's books. He is inspired time and time again by the imaginative way children view the world. In his books, he tells of adventures, solidarity and the happiness that can be found when one wanders off the beaten path.

Oliver Scherz does not only enthrall his audience with his broad repertoire of characters and his tremendous talent for situational comedy and witty dialogues, but also through his stage presence. To this end, he received the "Reading Artist of the Year" award from the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels in 2015.

Oliver Scherz will be accompanied by Sabrina Gold,  who is an associate at the Munich- based literary agency, Weniger.

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