Laure Van den Broeck
Laure Van den Broeck (b. 1977) studied English and Dutch, and published her first book, ‘The 17th Summer of Maurice Hamster’ in 2009. This debut novel was received incredibly well and soon earned her a Boekenwelp award. Her second book, Birdie, was published in 2012 and is a crossover novel for adolescents and adults. Two years later, Van den Broeck translated Lois Lowry’s dystopian young adult book ‘The Giver’ into Dutch.