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Edward van de Vendel
Edward van de Vendel (2009)
Edward van de Vendel (2009)
Born 1 August 1964 (1964-08-01) (age 56)
Leerdam, Netherlands
Notable awards

Edward van de Vendel (born 1 August 1964) is a Dutch writer of children's literature.

Early life

Van de Vendel was born in 1964 in Leerdam, Netherlands. He worked as a teacher for several years before becoming a full-time writer in 2001.

Career

Van de Vendel made his poetry debut in 1996 with Betrap me.

In 2001, Van de Vendel published Wat rijmt er op puree?, the Kinderboekenweekgeschenk, a publication on the occasion of the annual Boekenweek (Dutch Book Week).

In 2004, he won the Woutertje Pieterse Prijs together with Fleur van der Weel for the book Superguppie. In 2016, he also won the Woutertje Pieterse Prijs together with Martijn van der Linden for the book Stem op de okapi.

His books have been illustrated by various illustrators, including Alice Hoogstad, Fleur van der Weel, Martijn van der Linden, Sebastiaan Van Doninck and Sylvia Weve.

Awards

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