Prisoner of Warren

Andreas Oertel

Biography

Andreas Oertel has travelled all over the world and had a hundred different jobs — everything from rickshaw driver to health inspector — but his favourite occupation is writing. His middle grade fiction is critically acclaimed and has been nominated for several awards, including the Silver Birch Award, Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award, and Charlotte Award. Andreas spends much of his free time visiting schools, and in 2012 and 2013 he was Writer in Residence at Lac du Bonnet’s Centennial School. He lives with his wife, Diane, next to the Lee River in Manitoba.