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URSULA WÖLFEL
Biography

Ursula Wölfel was born in 1922 in Duisburg (FRG). She took German Studies in Heidelberg and she worked as a school teacher after World Ward II. Later, she studied Education and worked as a professor of education in Frankfurt, and again as a school teacher in a school for children with difficult situations. She also carried out her teaching activity at the Research Center of Children and Young Adults’ Literature in Jugendheim.

Her books have been translated to numerous languages and she is one of the most widely read authors, especially among children and young people. She has been awarded with diverse important literary awards, nationally and internationally. She is a member of the German PEN Club, a war widow and she has a daughter.

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GREEN FIELDS, GREY FIELDS
URSULA WÖLFEL

These stories are not funny, but they neither talk about an unstained world. They talk about outsiders, about oppression, racial discrimination, war, social and individual troubles, prejudices, divorces, about hunger and alcoholic people… These are questions, not answers, that demand a conversation between the child and the adult.

 

“It tells us about how harms of society affect children” (El País).

“These tales have a different style, they have an undeniable quality” (Núria Ventura).

“A real catalyst in children’s literature… Even nowadays it achieves, thanks to its authenticity,  its author’s goal: to disturb the readers, to force them to look for an answer to a multitude of questions” (Children and Young Adults’ Literature Notebooks).

 

Obtained awards:

- Honor list. Hans Christian Andersen Prize

- Austrian Award to the Spreading of Children and Young Adults’ Literature

- Honor list. German Award to Children’s Book

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