Jutta Richter, born in Burgsteinfurt in Westphalia in 1955, was already a child with the talents of a writer: with invention, curiosity and the ability to be alone. At the age of 15, she went to the United States as an exchange student and returned with her first book (diary of an exchange student). Later, she studied theology, German literature and journalism in Münster.

Today Jutta Richter writes children's and youth books, which are also read by adults. Her work was awarded with the German Youth Literary Prize in 2001, the Italian Premio Andersen in 2007 and was nominated several times for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA). The author lives in a castle in the Münsterland area and in Hamburg. She has a daughter and a daughter-in-law.

Like no other German children's book author, Jutta Richter succeeds in coping with great themes such as love, friendship and betrayal, transience and confidence on a literary level, straightforward, sensitive and without Pathos.

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