Dirk Weber (b. 1965) is a designer and copywriter by profession and writes literature in his spare time. He tries something different every time, so his small body of work is exciting and unpredictable. His debut Choose Me! (2005, Vlag en Wimpel winner) and the later Dove Liquorice (2008, Zilveren Griffel winner) are playful and literary in tone, while Him or Me (2010) is a chilling thriller for teens. The Magician, the Goat and I (2014) won the Thea Beckman Prize for historical books for young readers.