Rindert Kromhout (b. 1958) has been writing children’s books since 1982. Readers who are familiar with the trilogy that Kromhout wrote about the artistic Bloomsbury Group know that if anyone can write convincingly about the past, then it is Kromhout. Part one of this YA trilogy, Soldaten huilen niet (Soldiers Don’t Cry, 2010) thoroughly deserved to win not one but two major awards, the Thea Beckman Prize and the Gouden Lijst. Since 1982, Kromhout has created an extensive and wide-ranging body of work. His style is clear and direct. He has also achieved success with his series of picture books about ‘Little Donkey’, which he makes with illustrator Annemarie van Haeringen.