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Jürg Schubiger (14 October 1936 – 15 September 2014) was a Swiss children's writer and psychologist. In 1996, for his work on Als die Welt noch jung war, he won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth Literature Award). He was also the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2008 for his work on children's books. He wrote around thirty books between 1956 and 2010. He also wrote prose novels.

Schubiger was born in Zürich and raised in Winterthur. He graduated from the University of Zürich. He was married to Renate Bänninger Schubiger. The couple had two sons.

Schubiger died after a long illness on 15 September 2014 in Zürich. He was 77.


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