Children and Young Adults
Lukas Hartmann, born in Bern in 1944, studied German language and literature and psychology. He was a teacher, journalist and media consultant. Today he lives as a freelance writer in Spiegel near Bern and writes books for adults and children. He is one of Switzerland’s best-known authors and his novels are regularly on the bestseller list. For Bis ans Ende der Meere he was awarded the Sir Walter Scott Literature Prize for historical novels in 2010.