Ale S. van Zandbergen
Ale S. van Zandbergen was born in 1956, the son of the local butcher in Easterlittens, a village in the Dutch province of Friesland. He works as a mathematics lecturer and since 1979 he has contributed to various magazines in the Frisian language, especially De Strikel, for which he was also an editor. The Littens Fair (2013) is his debut novel. It won him the Douwe Tamminga Debut Prize and the Rink van der Velde Prize for the best Frisian prose work.