Friesian author Hanneke de Jong has won the Simke Kloosterman Prize 2016 with her youth novel Trettjin dagen om in spetterjend feest te organisearjen. The prize is awarded once every three years for the best Frisian youth or children’s book.
In ‘Thirteen days to organize a fab party’ Marieke tries to organize both her (school)life and a surprise party for her mothers 40th birthday. Then she finds out her little brother has ADHD. The Dutch translation of this 12+ novel has been published by Xanten.
For Hanneke de Jong - a fulltime writer, who used to work as a teacher - this is her second Kloosterman Prize. She was previously awarded the prize for her novel Salsafamke (Salsameisje / Salsa girl), which is set in Curaçao.