was born 1936 in Vienna, where she also died in 2018. Nöstlinger was a freelance writer who lived and worked in Vienna and the Waldviertel, Lower Austria. Her texts were published in newspapers and broadcast on radio and television. Her literature for children and young readers was not only well known in Austria, but also well beyond its borders. Nöstlinger's work attracted numerous international prizes, she was the first recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Prize (2003). Further prizes included the Andersen Award, the CORINE lifetime achievement award (2011), the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria (2011), the Bruno Kreisky Prize for her complete journalistic work (2012) and the Federal Ministry for Health and Women lifetime achievement award (2016). With their characteristic style in regard to content and language, her books have always been thought-provoking. Her enjoyable, contemplative stories have enriched and encouraged several generations of readers thanks to her relentless talent.