Andreas Steinhöfel

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Andreas Steinhöfel
Andreas Steinhöfel liest Anders auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse 2014.JPG
Born (1962-01-14) 14 January 1962 (age 55)
Battenberg, Hesse

Andreas Steinhöfel (born 14 January 1962 in Battenberg, Hesse) is a German author for children and young adult books, and a translator.


Andreas Steinhöfel grew up with two brothers in the Middle Hesse small town Biedenkopf, and did his A levels there. At first he began to study Biology and English in lectureship, but then decided to study English studies, Amerikanistik and media studies at the University of Marburg. After his graduation 1991, his first book Dirk und ich was released.

One of his most famous books is Paul Vier und die Schröders (1992), which is now one of the standard reading in German schools. The movie adaptation of the book won the Deutschen Kinderfilmpreis 1995. The novel Die Mitte der Welt is especially popular among teenagers, and was also nominated for the Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 1999, as well as the sequel Defender – Geschichten aus der Mitte der Welt. Die Mitte der Welt was translated into English (The Center of the World) by Alisa Jaffa.

Steinhöfel lives and works in Hesse and was the cohabitee of Gianni Vitiello until his death.[1]


  • Dirk und ich (Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 1991)
  • Paul Vier und die Schröders (Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 1992)
  • Trügerische Stille (Alternative title: Glatte Fläche; Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 1993)
  • Glitzerkatze und Stinkmaus (Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 1994)
  • Beschützer der Diebe (Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 1994)
  • Es ist ein Elch entsprungen (Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 1995)
  • 1:0 für Sven und Renan (dtv, München 1995)
  • O Patria Mia (Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 1996)
  • Herr Purps, die Klassenmaus (ars edition, München 1996)
  • Die Honigkuckuckskinder (dtv, München 1996)
  • Die Mitte der Welt (Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 1998) - in English: The Center of the World
  • David Tage, Mona Nächte (with Anja Tuckermann; Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 1999)
  • Wo bist du nur? (Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 2000)
  • Defender – Geschichten aus der Mitte der Welt (Short stories; Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 2001)
  • Der mechanische Prinz (Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 2003)
  • Froschmaul (Kurzgeschichtensammlung; (Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 2006)
  • Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten (Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 2008)
  • Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche (Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 2009)
  • Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein" (Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 2011)


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Artikel über Vitiello im SZ-Magazin vom 18. Juni 2010