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Guus Kuijer

Dutch author

1942   -  

country of citizenship: Kingdom of the Netherlands
native language: Dutch
languages spoken, written or signed: Dutch
occupation: writer, children's writer
award received: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Gouden Griffel, Zilveren Griffel, Woutertje Pieterse prize, Theo Thijsen Award, Gustav-Heinemann-Friedenspreis für Kinder- und Jugendbücher, Golden Owl, Edgar du Perron Prize, Staatsprijs voor kinder- en jeugdliteratuur

Guus Kuijer (Dutch pronunciation: [ɣys ˈkœyər]; born 1 August 1942) is a Dutch author. He wrote books for children and adults, and is best known for the Madelief series of children's books. For his career contribution to "children's and young adult literature in the broadest sense" he won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from the Swedish Arts Council in 2012, the biggest prize in children's literature. As a children's writer he was one of five finalists for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2008.
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