About Lukas Hartmann

Lukas Hartmann was born in Bern in 1944, and studied German literature and psychology. He is a former teacher and journalist, and now lives near Bern, writing books for both adults and children. His novels have made the Swiss bestseller list time and again. He was awarded the Sir Walter Scott Literature Prize for ‘To the End of the Sea’ in 2010 and the Canton of Bern Literature Prize for ‘A Picture of Lydia’ in 2018 (Bio from New Books in German http://www.new-books-in-german.com/singer).