"The Childlike Empress was there before me. But she is not old. She is always young. Look. Her existence is not to be measured in time."
For many children and adults, Michael Ende’s characters have been among their closest companions as they travel to the lands of their dreams. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages, and their sales worldwide are approaching 30 million. For his literary achievements Michael Ende won countless German and international prizes and awards. His breakthrough as a writer came with his children’s book "Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver", which won the German Jugendliteraturpreis in 1961. He received the same award in 1974 for his fairytale novel "Momo". 1979 saw the publication of "The Neverending Story", which made Michael Ende a cult figure in world literature. He died on 28 August 1995 at the age of only 65.
He is one of the most successful German authors, and over 35 million copies of his books have been sold in more than 40 languages. Michael Ende was given many national and international prizes and literary awards for his novels and stories. In 1998, a Michael Ende Museum was opened in the International Youth Library in Munich.
"There are some people who can never enter the world of fantasy, and there are some people who can, but who stay there for ever. And there are others who enter fantastic worlds and then come back. Just like you, Bastian. And they make both worlds healthy."
- Das Traumfresserchen
- Das kleine Lumpenkasperle
- Der Lindwurm und der Schmetterling
- Der Teddy und die Tiere
- Der lange Weg nach Santa Cruz
- Der satanarchäolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch
- Der satanarchäolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch - Familienoper
- Die Geschichte von der Schüssel und vom Löffel
- Die unendliche Geschichte
- Lenchens Geheimnis
- Macht nichts
- Momo - theaterpädagogische Handreichung
- Norbert Nackendick
- Ophelias Schattentheater
- Rodrigo Raubein und Knirps, sein Knappe
- Tranquilla Trampeltreu