Marian De Smet
Marian De Smet (b. 1976) started her career as an author for toddlers and young children, and published her first YA novel in 2008. The characters are vital in her young adult novels: each of them strong young men and women who have to survive in a complex environment, both physically and psychologically. De Smet has a pure writing style: short chapters, authentic dialogues and a sober use of language, making her books very readable and identifiable while they are also subtly literary.