Wilma Geldof

Wilma Geldof (b. 1962) made her debut in 2001 with Kiki op zoek naar Tom (Kiki’s Looking for Tom), for children aged 8 and up, and went on to write seven realistic books for teen readers. Her big breakthrough, however, came with the YA novel Elke dag een druppel gif (A Drop of Poison Every Day), about a boy growing up in a Dutch family of Nazi sympathizers during WWII. This book received a great deal of acclaim, winning the Thea Beckman Prize in 2015, the Dutch award for the best historical children’s book.

The Girl with the Braids

The Girl with the Braids

(Luitingh-Sijthoff, 2018, 335 pages)

The death of the Dutch Freddie Oversteegen (92), on 5 September 2018, attracted a lot of attention from the international media. From Brazil and India to Denmark and America, journalists told the story of Freddie, who, as a teenager, became part of the Dutch armed resistance during WWII.

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