Selma Noort (b. 1960) has been a children’s writer for more than forty years and has written over 120 books in various genres for children of all ages. Her books have been published abroad, including in Germany and Denmark, and have won many awards. Eilandheimwee and Mag ik even je spook lenen? both won Zilveren Griffels. She won the prestigious Thea Beckman Prize for the best historical children’s book for De zee kwam door de brievenbus. In another recent title, Koningskind (2020, 12+), which was nominated for the Woutertje Pieterse Prize, she told the Biblical story of King Solomon from a surprising new perspective.