Gudrun Pausewang

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Gudrun Pausewang

Gudrun Pausewang (born 3 March 1928 in Mladkov) is a German writer for children and teens. She is also noted in science fiction for Young-Adult novels like The Last Children of Schewenborn.

Gudrun Pausewang was born in Eastern Bohemia of German ancestry. After World War II her family settled in the former West Germany. She later became a teacher and taught in Germany's foreign school services in South America.[1] She has won several awards including the Bundesverdienstkreuz. She has written 86 novels with many of them involving the Third World and environmental concerns.

She won for Die Wolke (The Cloud) the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, the Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis and the Deutscher Science Fiction Preis in 1988.


The Final Journey, translated by Patricia Crampton, published by Viking and Puffin Books.

Traitor, translated by Rachel Ward, published by Lerner Publishing Group.

Dark Hours, translated by John Brownjohn, published in America through Annick Press.[2]
New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 2007
2007-2008 Tayshas High School Reading List, Texas Library Association
Independent Publisher Book Award, Silver.

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  1. ^ Goethe-Institut Children and Young Adult Literature
  2. ^ Annick Press: Dark Hours

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