Joke van Leeuwen
In Joke van Leeuwen’s most recent picture book, Somewhere, she demonstrates once again that high-quality literature need not be inaccessible. This philosophical graphic novel is about a mountaineer who falls into another world, where everything is put into question.
Joke van Leeuwen performs in cabaret and theatre shows, writes and illustrates stories and poems for children, and also prose and poetry for adults. In her work, which has received many awards and has been translated into more than twenty languages, she champions the uninhibited way that children look at the world and speaks out against repression and narrow-mindedness.