The journalist Sven Preger has been awarded with the Axel-Springer-Award for his portrait of Michael Ende in ZeitZeichen. The jury gave praise not only to the journalistic quality of the feature but also to its credibility: Michael Ende’s life, it says, is portrayed with all its ups and downs. Ende’s friends, colleagues, neighbours get to have their say and offer us an authentic picture of him. Just as Ende’s books, the feature touches existential questions, such as happiness, longing and imagination. "Having read this you want to get up and buy the missing volumes of your personal Ende- collection!” If that’s not worth a lot of praise what is! Congratulations, Sven Preger!