Edward van de Vendel
Edward van de Vendel (b. 1964) is a multitalented writer who delights his readers and has won nearly every literary prize going. There is no children’s writer in the Netherlands with such a diverse oeuvre as Van de Vendel. He writes prose, poetry, picture books and non-fiction, also combining these genres to create new narrative forms. Whether he is making picture books or children’s poetry (Superguppie, 2003), or writing a YA novel about gay love (Oliver, 2015), or a happy story about children and dogs (A Dog Like Sam, 2011), he finds the right form and tone for everything.