Emiel de Wild

Emiel de Wild (b. 1978) studied to become a drama teacher at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem, and learned scriptwriting at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht. Since then, he has combined writing for stage and film with teaching drama and writing to high-school students. A Brother’s Secret is his debut as a children’s author, and it has been very well received. De Wild is currently working on his next book, for slightly older children this time, which he aims to make just as exciting as A Brother’s Secret.

A Brother's Secret

A Brother's Secret

(Leopold, 2013, 168 pages)

Can you abandon a member of your family who has done something terrible? Can you stop loving them? Stefan’s parents have a pretty harsh answer to these difficult questions: Yes. When their elder son is involved in a serious crime and is sent to a youth detention centre, they move to a different town, leaving behind any reminders of him. It’s as if he never existed.

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