Enne Koens (b. 1974) made her debut in 2007 with the adult novel Tot alles gezegd is (Until Everything Is Said). She originally worked in the theatre but has made a name for herself as a writer of psychological children’s books that are characterised by their light tone. Koens made her debut as a children’s author with the highly acclaimed Vogel (2011). Her next book, Sammie en opa (2013), won a Vlag en Wimpel, and Hotel Bonbien (2015) was nominated for the Flemish Boekenleeuw award. In 2017 Koens received the Charlotte Köhler Stipendium as a promising early-career author. Ik ben Vincent en ik ben niet bang (2017) was nominated for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis and Die zomer met Jente (2019) won a Vlag en Wimpel.