Herman van de Wijdeven

Herman van de Wijdeven (b. 1961) studied at drama school. After graduating, he worked as an actor with various Dutch and Flemish theatre companies. He started his writing career with plays for a number of well-known companies, for both children and adults. How It Happened is his first children’s book; it has been warmly received and compared to the work of internationally lauded authors such as Bart Moeyaert, Aidan Chambers and Niccolò Ammaniti.

How It Happened

How It Happened

(Moon, 2013, 175 pages)

In his first children’s novel, playwright Herman van de Wijdeven presents a touching portrait of a boyhood friend­ship, which comes under pressure when a newcomer arrives on the scene.

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