Martin Ebbertz

Intro German writer
A.K.A. Ebbertz, Ebberts
Is Screenwriter Writer Children's writer
From Germany
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 1962, Aachen, Germany

Martin Ebbertz (born 1962 in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, West Germany) is a German writer of children's books. He grew up in Pruem (Eifel), and studied Germanistik, Philosophy, and History in Freiburg, Münster and Frankfurt. He lived and worked as a free-lance writer first in Frankfurt/Main, then five years in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since Spring 2000 Martin Ebbertz has lived with his wife and two children in Boppard on the Rhine River. In addition to being a writer, he is also a flea market dealer and a second-hand bookseller. His first children's book Josef, der zu den Indianern will appeared in 1992. His best known book is Der kleine Herr Jaromir, which was also translated into Dutch and Chinese. Many of his children's stories were also published in the German literary radio program broadcast Ohrenbär.

Awards

1999 "Kinderhörbuch des Monats" (children's audiobook of the month) to Armes Ferkel Anton 2002 SR/RB Bestenliste Kinder- und Jugendliteratur (List of best children's literature) 2002 "Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur" (German Academy for Children's and Young People's Literature, in Volkach): Kinderbuch des Monats 2002 ”Die besten 7 – Bücher für junge Leser", Deutschlandfunk and Focus 2005 "Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur": Kinderbuch des Monats (children's book of the month) 2006 Belgian Youth Literature Prize (nominationlist) 2008 SR/RB Bestenliste Kinder- und Jugendliteratur

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