Hofbauer, Friedl, b. Vienna, Jan. 19, 1924, author of books for children and young people, translator. In 1962 published her first children's book "Der Schlüsselbund-Bund". Her works are characterised by the link between the realistic and the fantastic and by her use of language adapted to a child's vocabulary. Awarded the Austrian State Prize for Children's Poetry in 1999.
Further works: Die Wippschaukel, 1966; Von allerlei Leuten, 1973; Der kleine grüne Tannenbaum, 1985; Die Insel der weißen Magier, 1987; Heinzelmännchen und Wichtelweibchen, 1993; Die Spinnerin am Kreuz, 1994; Sagen aus Wien, 2000.