Herman van de Wijdeven
Herman van de Wijdeven (b. 1961) is a Dutch author living in Flanders. He studied drama and has worked as an actor with various Dutch and Flemish theatre companies. He started his writing career with plays for a number of well-known companies, for both children and adults. ‘How It Happened’ (‘Zoals het gebeurd is’) is his first children’s book; it has been warmly received and compared to the work of internationally lauded authors such as Bart Moeyaert, Aidan Chambers and Niccolò Ammaniti.
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