Marie-Thérèse Schins

Born 1943 in Venlo/Netherlands

After school-leaving examination, training as librarian for children’s libraries

Head of the Central Children’s Library Nijmwegen/Netherlands

Work at children’s and young people’s libraries in Hanover; later Head of the Central Children’s Library in the Youth Centre

Work as journalist (e.g., for Eselsohr, Bulletin Kinder & Jugend, JuLit)

1993/1994 Training in poetry and writing therapy

Teaching position in the Faculty for Language and Communication, Children’s and Juvenile Literature at the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg

Co-founder of the ITA Institute for Mourning at the Protestant Academy, Hamburg

2000 Kalbacher Klapperschlange (German Children’s Choice Award)

2001 Second Prize of the Book Art Foundation – The Most Beautiful German Books

2003 Woman Writer of the Year, Hamburg

Lives in Hamburg

Translation: Jonathan Uhlaner

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