Mieke Versyp (b. 1965) is a dramaturge and children’s author. She writes imaginative, playful stories with dark undercurrents and double meanings that appeal to both young and old. Versyp debuted in 2007 with the exceptional picture book Linus, illustrated by Pieter Gaudesaboos and Sabien Clement. The book went on to win both a Boekenwelp and a Gouden Uil.