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Edward van de Vendel


Edward van de Vendel writes books for children and young adults. He was born in Leerdam, The Netherlands (1964). He was a teacher in elementary schools before he became a fulltime writer in 2001. He writes novels for children and young adults, poetry, and picturebooks, which are published at Querido’s publishing house (The Netherlands) and De Eenhoorn (Belgium).
His books were awarded with the Golden Kiss (best book for teenagers, 4x), Silver Slate (best books for children, 14x), Woutertje Pieterse Prijs (critic’s choice, 2x), the German Youth Literature Award, and he got several nominations for both the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Prize. His books are sold to more than twenty five countries.