Dirk Pope
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Dirk Pope

Dirk Pope was born in 1969 and worked as a creative in the advertising industry for more than ten years before deciding to finish his teacher training. Since 2010, he has worked as a German and sports teacher alongside his writing. His debut Idiotensicher (Hanser, 2015) received critical acclaim and his second book Abgefahren (Hanser) was nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award in 2019. Dirk Pope lives with his family in Frankfurt am Main. On Facebook

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Dirk Pope: "Still!"

Theresianum Mainz,
Oberer Laubenheimer Weg 58,
55131 Mainz

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2020 Nominierung für den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis

2019 Nominierung für den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis

2018 White Raven

2018 Beste 7 Bücher für junge Leser, Deutschlandfunk

2016 Nominierung für den Lese-Hammer der Stadt Hamm

2016 LesePeter

2015 SR-Kinder- und Jugendbuchliste Frühjahr 2015

2015 Die besten 7 (Deutschlandfunk)


Im Hanser Kinder- und Jugendbuch:

2015    Idiotensicher. Jugendbuch
2018    Abgefahren. Jugendbuch
2020    Still! Jugendbuch