Jan De Leeuw
Jan De Leeuw’s (b. 1968) first young adult book appeared in 2004 and was an immediate success. Nightland won him the Gouden Uil Young Reader’s Prize, and Frozen Rooms and Fifteen Wild Summers were nominated for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. De Leeuw has developed a voice like no other in Dutch-language YA literature. Always different, and always an intense reading experience, his books get under the reader’s skin and make a lasting impression.