Stan van Elderen
Stan van Elderen (b. 1963) has shown himself to be a multi-faceted author. His international background has undoubtedly played a part in this: he has lived in the Netherlands, Belgium and Canada and studied Dutch, German and English. He writes for a range of age groups and deliberately chooses to write in different genres: his debut novel De dertiende tovenaar (2002), part of the trilogy Het dertiende koninkrijk, a smoothly written fantasy for ten-year-olds, was well received and also published in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With Charlie Wallace, he has demonstrated that he can also write impressive, contemporary novels for teen readers.