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Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 12/10/1958




 

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Books have to be heavy because the whole world is inside them.
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If I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids.
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I will try to write books until I drop dead.
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Everything gets to me. I'm very sentimental.
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Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people.
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And my father always took me to the library. We were both book addicts.
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I live in Hamburg; that's in the north. And I live on the outskirts of town. It looks like countryside.
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I don't like to eat the same dish every day, so I read very different things.
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Every German child learns to speak English in school.
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Oh, I think every author is inspired by all of the books that she reads.
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There are not so many mythical creatures from Inkheart.
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I love to read, I love to watch movies, and I love to be with my children.
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My son always says I like very weird music.
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And I plan to write a sequel to Dragon Rider.
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My grandmother told stories; she was very good at that.
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I wish I had more time to visit schools.
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They are shooting The Thief Lord in Venice at the moment.
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A library book, I imagine, is a happy book.
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Yes, I always imagined living in other places.
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I always thought it hadn't influenced me very much, but I heard from many people from England that many motives from German fairytales are to be found in my books.
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Second, there are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go.
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I like to visit my horse, have a walk with my dog.
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I have two Iceland horses, a very hairy dog called Looney, and a guinea pig.
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And I always read the English translation and always have conversations with my translator, for example about the names. I always have to approve it.
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I just did a picture book called The Wildest Brother on Earth, and you will find both of my children in there.
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