dinsdag 24 mei 2022

First travel for Maths for life

The book that I got to write with Ionica Smeets and that Floor de Goede illustrated, Maths for Life - about a school class that gets to ask maths questions that resonate with their own daily reality - is now going to travel. The first country that bought the rights is... Serbia. We are very happy the book will be published by the beautiful publishing house of Odiseja

The book was published in Dutch by Nieuwezijds and the rights were negociated by Elaine Michon. (This is also where a sample translation into English is to be found).

zondag 1 mei 2022

Another starred review

Two weeks before its publication day in the United States, The days of bluegrass love, the English translation by Emma Rault of my young adult novel De dagen van de bluegrassliefde, got another starred review. Some weeks ago Kirkus gave it a star, and this time it's Booklist that stars the book as well: reviewer Michael Cart writes 'superb novel', 'beautifully written,' 'unforgettable characters', and he adds this brilliant final line of the review: 'First published in the Netherlands, this book has become a classic in Europe. It should absolutely become the same here.' 

Read the full review here. I'm incredibly proud to have this book in English after 23 (!) years. Thank you, Levine Querido, for taking it under your wing. I hope it will do you proud.