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Erich Kstner (February 23, 1899 - July 29, 1974) is one of the most famous German authors of the 20th century.

He wrote many long time bestseller books for children like Emil and the Detectives and The Little Man and the Little Miss, but he was also a political author. He held pacifist ideals, and wrote for children because of his belief in the renewing powers of each generation of youth. He was opposed to the Nazi regime in Germany, and therefore his books were burnt under this regime. In 1960 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award for his lifetime contributions to children's literature.

A list of his works, by their German titles and publication dates, follows

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