February 23, 1899 – July 29, 1974
Place of Birth:
Dresden, Saxony, German Empire
Place of Death:
Munich, West Germany
the author Emil Erich Kästner (ˈʔeːʁɪç ˈkɛstnɐ; 23 February 1899 – 29 July 1974) was a German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known primarily for his humorous, socially astute poems and for children's books including Emil and the Detectives. He received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1960 for his autobiography Als ich ein kleiner Junge war. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.