Dolf Verroen

Dolf Verroen (born 20 November 1928) is a Dutch writer of children's literature.

Dolf Verroen
Dolf Verroen (2003)
Dolf Verroen (2003)
Born (1928-11-20) 20 November 1928 (age 94)
Delft, Netherlands
OccupationWriter
Notable awards
Signature
Dolf Verroen signature.svg

CareerEdit

Early in his career, he worked for the newspaper Het Vrije Volk.[1] Verroen made his debut in 1955 with the poetry collection In los verband.[2][3] His first children's book Het boek van Jan-Kees, later republished as Paarden, van die enge grote, was published in 1958 although he wrote the story originally between age 14 and 15.[3][1]

He won the Zilveren Griffel award four times: in 1979 for De kat in de gordijnen, in 1981 for Hoe weet jij dat nou?, in 1987 for Een leeuw met lange tanden and in 2019 for Droomopa.[1][4][5]

In 2006, he won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for his book Wie schön weiß ich bin, a German translation of Slaaf Kindje Slaaf by Rolf Erdorf.[2] The book was later republished under the title Hoe mooi wit ik ben with illustrations by Martijn van der Linden. The book is inspired by his journey to Suriname with Miep Diekmann in 1976.

In 1999, he became Ridder in the Order of the Netherlands Lion.[3]

In 2016, Verroen published Oorlog en vriendschap, the Kinderboekenweekgeschenk, a publication on the occasion of the annual Boekenweek (Dutch Book Week).[2][6]

Verroen's books have been illustrated by various illustrators, including Jet Boeke, Thé Tjong-Khing and Harrie Geelen.[1]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Teeuwen-Opheij, Nel. "Dolf Verroen" (in Dutch). Lexicon van de jeugdliteratuur (1982 - 2014) - Digital Library for Dutch Literature. Archived from the original on 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Nieuwenhuis, Roderick (16 December 2015). "Dolf Verroen (87) schrijft Kinderboekenweekgeschenk 2016" (in Dutch). NRC. Archived from the original on 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Dolf Verroen" (in Dutch). Leopold. Archived from the original on 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b "90-jarige Dolf Verroen wint Zilveren Griffel voor kinderboek Droomopa" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 19 June 2019. Archived from the original on 20 June 2019. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Juryrapport - Griffels, Penselen en Vlag en Wimpels 2019" (PDF) (in Dutch). CPNB. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Dolf Verroen (87) is nieuwe Kinderboekenweekauteur". AD (in Dutch). 16 December 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2022.

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