Marieke Nijkamp is a born and bred Dutch and an through and through Twentenaar (region of the Netherlands). She tells stories from a young age and as a real bookworm she reads everything. She has also always been fascinated by language, ideas, and fantasy. Marieke is a writer, dreamer, globetrotter, geek.
Mariekes debut novel was published in the United States in 2016. This young adult story, which has been in the New York Times bestseller list for over sixty weeks, follows four teenagers during the 54 minutes of a shooting at a high school. The Dutch edition of This Is Where It Ends, with the title 54 Minuten, was published in September 2016 at HarperCollins Holland and won the Hebban Award voor Beste Young Adult.
Authors Zilverspoor & Zilverbron
Publishing House Zilverspoor & Zilverbron is present at Dutch Comic Con bringing a large number of authors to sign their books! Curious about our stories? Pop by at our stand! And curious about the authors? They will be present in The Cosy Corner participating in several programmes. Got a manuscript? Your welcome to visit the publishers stand for a pitch!
Taran MatharuTaran Matharu is a New York Times bestselling author. Born in London in 1990 he found a passion for reading at an early age. Because of his love for books, the ambition to write his own stories grew at a young age.
After his studies he started traveling all over the world and during one of these trips he started writing the 'Summoner' books; a fantasy series that can be described as Harry Potter meets Pokemon, but then with demons.
He placed the first chapters on Wattpad.com and thanks to daily updates it quickly became one of the most popular stories, with more than 3 million readers in just six months.
This success caught the eye of the publishing industry and soon Taran received an offer, with the result that this year the fourth volume in the Summoner series, Outcast, appears and that its books are being sold and read in countries over the whole world in more than fifteen languages. .
When Taran is not traveling, he lives and works in London.
James Swallow is a British author and scriptwriter. He is at home from various markets. With his Marc Dane series he easily weaves espionage stories a la Jason Bourne, 24 and Homeland. But he is equally at home in the grim darkness of the distant future of the Warhammer 40K universe, where he has written several volumes in the Horus Heresy series along with his Blood Angels series, including titles such as Flight of the Eisenstein, Nemesis and Garro. He has also written tie-in novels for Star Trek, Doctor Who, Stargate and the computer games of Deus Ex. He is the only British writer who ever worked on the Star Trek TV shows, where he wrote the script of two episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. James lives and works in London.
Paul van LoonPaul van Loon is a writer of books for children from 5 to 99 years.
Somewhat younger and slightly older children may also read his books.
Paul van Loon is best known for his books about the Griezelbus and Dolfje Weerwolfje.
He loves spookel stories, crazy stories and grumor stories (that's a combination of the first two).
Paul van Loon takes the ideas for his stories from the Other Reality, a term that you will often encounter when you read his books.
Paul van Loon thinks it is most important that children read their books with pleasure.
In September the last Dolf Werwolfje book appeared: GriezelWielen. From 7 March to 18 April you can vote for this book for the Prize of the Dutch Children's Jury, via www.kinderjury.nl.