Jürg Schubiger, born 1936 in Zurich, did his first degree in German Studies, Psychology and Philosophy, and wrote his PhD thesis on Franz Kafka. He has worked in Zurich since 1980 as a writer and psychotherapist.
Jürg Schubiger writes for both children and adults; in 1996 he was awarded the German Children’s Literature Prize for his book “Als die Welt noch jung war” [When the world was still young]. Jürg Schubiger was also awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Prize in 2008.