Pieter Koolwijk (b. 1974) first started writing for his football club’s newsletter, with reports about games that had never happened. He had been writing short, imaginative stories for adults for some time, but his real breakthrough came with his first children’s book, Vlo en Stiekel, in 2011. In his stories, he stands up for vulnerable children with active imaginations. Roald Dahl has always been his favourite writer, as can be seen in his books, which are bizarre, a bit twisted, but above all hilarious.