Jürg Schubiger

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Jürg Schubiger, March 2014

Jürg Schubiger (14 October 1936 – 15 September 2014) was a Swiss psychotherapist and writer of children's books. He won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth Literature Award) in 1996 for Als die Welt noch jung war.[1]

For his "lasting contribution" as a children's writer Schubiger received the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2008. The award conferred by the International Board on Books for Young People is the highest recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children's books.[2][3]

Life[edit]

Schubiger was born in Zürich and raised in Winterthur, Switzerland. He graduated from the University of Zürich in German Studies, Psychology and Philosophy.[4] He wrote his PhD thesis on Franz Kafka. He most recently lived in Zürich. Schubiger died in 2014, aged 77.[5]

Works[edit]

Children's[edit]

Prose[edit]

  • Barbara. Erzählung. Tschudy, St. Gallen 1956
  • Guten Morgen. Eine Erzählung. Tschudy, St. Gallen 1958
  • Die vorgezeigten Dinge. Geschichten. Zytglogge, Gümligen 1972, ISBN 3-7296-0010-9
  • Haus der Nonna. Eine Kindheit in Tessin (with Joli Schubiger-Cedraschi). Huber, Frauenfeld 1980; überarbeitete Neuausgabe: Limmat, Zürich 1996, ISBN 3-85791-270-7
  • Unerwartet grün. Luchterhand, Darmstadt 1983, ISBN 3-472-86564-4
  • Hin- und Hergeschichten (with Franz Hohler). Nagel & Kimche, Zürich 1986, ISBN 3-312-00118-8; Fischer Taschenbuch, Frankfurt am Main 1989, ISBN 3-596-29258-1
  • Hinterlassene Schuhe. Novel. Nagel & Kimche, Zürich 1989, ISBN 3-312-00142-0
  • Haller und Helen. Novel. Haymon, Innsbruck 2002, ISBN 3-85218-396-0
  • Das Ausland. Hammer, Wuppertal 2003, ISBN 3-87294-929-2
  • Du stehst in meinen Leben herum. Journal zu zweit (mit Renate Schubiger). Zytglogge, Oberhofen 2004, ISBN 3-7296-0681-6
  • Die kleine Liebe. Novel. Haymon, Innsbruck 2008, ISBN 978-3-85218-558-3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jürg Schubiger". Litrix.de. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hans Christian Andersen Awards". International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). Retrieved 2013-07-30.
  3. ^ "2008" (directory). Hans Christian Andersen Awards. IBBY. With presentation speech by Zohreh Ghaeni (7 September 2008), acceptance speech by Schubiger, and other contemporary material. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
  4. ^ "Jürg Schubiger". Goethe Institut. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Schweizer Schriftsteller Jürg Schubiger gestorben". orf.at (in German). 16 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 

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