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Richter, Jutta 1955–

Richter, Jutta 1955–


Born 1955, in Burgsteinfurt, Westphalia, Germany. Education: College degree, c. 1978.


Home—Hamburg, Germany. E-mail—[email protected]


Author of books for children.


City of Soltau Literary Prize, 1983; Rattenfänger Literary Prize, 2000; Luchs des Monats prize, and German Youth Literature Prize, both 2001, both for Der Tag, als ich lernte die Spinnen zu zähmen; Luchs des Monats prize, and LesePeter award, both 2004, and Katholischer Kinderund Jugendbuchpreis, 2005, all for Hechtsommer.


Popcorn und Sternbenbanner: Tagebuch einer Austauschschülerin, Herder (Freiburg, German), 1975.

Dad Geraniengefängis (novel), Beltz & Gelberg (Weinheim, Germany), 1980.

Die Puppermütter, Anrich (Modautal-Neunkirchen, Germany), 1980.

Herr Oska und das Zirr, illustrated by Barbara Schumann, Middelhauve (Munich, Germany), 1998.

Der Hund mit dem gelben Herzen oder die Geschichte vom Gegenteil, Carl Hanser (Munich, Germany), 1998.

Es lebte ein Kind auf den Bäumen, illustrated by Konstantin Wecker and Katrin Engelking, Carl Hanser (Munich, Germany), 1999.

Der Tag, als ich lernte die Spinnen zu zähmen, Carl Hanser (Munich, Germany), 2000.

Hinter dem Bahnhof lieght das Meer, C. Hanser (Munich, Germany), 2001.

Annabella Klimperauge, illustrated by Ulrike Möltgen, Carl Hanser (Munich, Germany), 2002.

An einem groβen stillen see, illustrated by Susanne Janssen, Carl Hanser (Vienna, Austria), 2003.

Hechtsommer, illustrated by Quint Buchholtz, Carl Hanser (Munich, Germany), 2004, translated by Anna Brailovsky as The Summer of the Pike, Milkweed Editions (Minneapolis, MN), 2006.

Sommer und Bär. Eine Liebesgeschichte, photographs by Nomi Baumgartl, Sanssouci (Munich, Germany), 2006.

Die Katze oder Wie ich die Ewigkeit verloren habe, illustrated by Rotraud Susanne Berner, Carl Hanser (Munich, Germany), 2006, translated by Anna Brailovsky as The Cat; or, How I Lost Eternity, Milkweed Editions (Minneapolis, MN), 2007.

All das wünsch ich dir, Sanssouci (Munich, Germany), 2007.



Booklist, January 1, 2007, Carolyn Phelan, review of The Summer of the Pike, p. 104.

Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2006, review of Summer of the Pike, p. 1078.

Publishers Weekly, December 11, 2006, review of The Summer of the Pike, p. 70.

School Library Journal, December, 2006, Alison Follos, review of The Summer of the Pike, p. 152.


Jutta Richter Home Page, (November 15, 2007).

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