Michael Ende (November 12, 1929 - August 29, 1995) was a German writer of fantasy novels and children's books. He was born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Bavaria, Germany), and died in Stuttgart (Germany) of stomach cancer. While he is best known for his work Die Unendliche Geschichte (The Neverending Story), his other books include Momo and Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer.
He is one of the most popular and most famous german authors of the 20th century, mostly due to the enormous success of his children's books, which invite the reader into foreign worlds full of visionary symbolic power and enable them to identify with the heroes of the story.
Michael Ende's works have been translated into more than 40 languages and more than 20 million copies of his works have been sold.
Michael Ende's works include:
1960: "Jim Knopf and Lukas the Engine Driver" (published in the United States as "Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver")
1962: "Jim Knopf und die Wilde Dreizehn" (published in the United States as "Jim Button and the Wild 13"); 1990, Overlook Press, 0-87951-391-8
1973: The Grey Gentlemen / Momo; 1986, Viking Penguin Press, 0-14-009464-4
1979: The Neverending Story; 1979, Amereon Ltd., 0-8488-1306-5; 1991, Buccaneer Books, 0-89966-807-0; 1993, Puffin Books, 0-14-038633-5; 1997, NAL/Dutton, 0-52545758-5
1982: Juggler's Tale
1986: Mirror in the Mirror
1988: Ophelia's Shadow Theater; 1989, Overlook Press, 0-87951-371-3
1989: Der satanarchäolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch
1990: Night of Wishes; 1992, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 0-374-19594-3; 1995, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 0-374-45503-1; 1995, Sunburst Press, 0-14-93759-4
1993: Der Rattenfänger