Francine Oomen

Author and illustrator Francine Oomen (b. 1960) studied at the Academy for Industrial Design in Eindhoven. She has written more than a hundred children’s books, of which over three million have been sold.

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Oomen is best known for her How to Survive… series for teenagers, which has won her the Dutch Children’s Jury Prize many times. The books have been translated worldwide, and there have been a How to Survive… film, musical, tv series and magazine. Her first graphic memoir for adults, Riding The Change, which tackled the menopause, has been translated into German, French, Norwegian, Spanish, Czech and Swedish.

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