Janneke Schotveld (1974) started her career as a teacher, including for remedial classes, and became hugely popular with her Superjuffie (Super Miss) series. In interviews, she occasionally mentioned that she’d really like to write something different after all those stories about the animal-saving teacher with superpowers. It’s worked out well for her. Over the past three years, she’s written three collections of contemporary fairy tales in quick succession. Schotveld won the Hotze de Roos Prize for her debut, Villa Fien, has been selected by the Children’s Jury twice and received a commendation from the Griffel Jury.