Bart Moeyaert (b. 1964) enjoys great renown as an author of children’s novels and as a poet. In 2006 and 2007 he was the city poet of Antwerp, where he currently lives. All his novels, Duet met valse noten (Duet with False Notes), 1983, Kus me (Kiss Me), 1991, Blote handen (Bare Hands), 1995, Mansoor, of hoe we Stine bijna doodkregen (Hazelwort, or how we almost got rid of Stine), 1998, Het is de liefde die we niet begrijpen (It is Love We Don’t Understand), 1999, Broere (Brother), 2000, Luna van de boom (Tree Luna), 2000, De schepping (Creation), 2003, and Dani Bennoni, 2004, have been awarded the most prestigious literary prizes. His readership comprises both adolescents and adults, and he wishes to make no distinction between them. The joy of Moeyaert’s books is that they appeal to both children and adults. He is able to render wonderful, often sensual stories in such lucid language as to be eminently accessible to children while at the same time there is still ample scope for discovery for adults.