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Midas Dekkers
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Midas Dekkers
Born (1946-04-22)22 April 1946
Nationality Dutch
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Wandert Jacobus Dekkers, better known as Midas Dekkers (born 22 April 1946 in Haarlem), is a Dutch biologist, presenter and writer of fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. At the age of eighteen he gave himself the name Midas (after Midas Wolf from Donald Duck).

The well-known children's book writer wrote over fifty children's and youth books, most of which contain stories. In his non-fictional youth books, Dekkers writes about subjects related to biology. Dekkers also writes fictional prose for adults. As a biologist Dekkers is known for his sharp observations. He is able to explain biological-scientific themes with a sense of humour. Thanks to his writing style, his books have been reprinted many times.

Dekkers is also known for his often contrary and controversial opinions on subjects such as bestiality, having children and sports.

Kinderboekenweekgeschenk 1985
Kinderboekenweekgeschenk 1985 with Thé Tjong-Khing
  • 1982 – Het walvismeer
  • 1985 – Houden beren echt van honing?, illustrations Thé Tjong-Khing. (kinderboekenweekgeschenk)
  • 1992 – Lief dier. Over bestialiteit
  • 1995 – De kip en de pinguïn
  • 1997 – De vergankelijkheid
  • 1999 – De koe en de kanarie
  • 2002 – De larf
  • 2003 – Mummies
  • 2004 – Poot, bundeling columns
  • 2004 – Poes, bundeling columns
  • 2005 – Pets, bundeling columns
  • 2005 – De Hommel en andere beesten
  • 2005 – ...leest A. Koolhaas, collection of stories by Anton Koolhaas, collected by Midas Dekkers.
  • 2006 – De tor en de koeskoes, collection of columns
  • 2006 – Lichamelijke oefening
  • 2007 – De Walrus en andere beesten
  • 2008 – ...leest de jaloerse kip en andere beesten (audiobook)
  • 2009 – Piep. Een kleine biologie der letteren (boekenweekessay)
  • 2011 – Rood: Een Bekoring
  • 2014 – De kleine verlossing of de lust van ontlasten
  • 2015 – De thigmofiel
  • 2017 – Volledige vergunning
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