Els Beerten’s (b. 1959) oeuvre ranges from middle grade to YA. Her masterpiece is without a doubt We All Want Heaven, which has won her just about every prize imaginable, at home and internationally, and which was nominated for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. It has been translated into many languages and has won the hearts of YA and adult readers. Her work is characterized by deep psychological insight and her great ability to dissect the human soul.
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