Toon Tellegen

Toon Tellegen was born in 1941 on one of the islands in the south-west of the Netherlands. He is one of the best-known Dutch writers, with a long list of awards to his name. In 2007 he received two major prizes for his entire oeuvre. He has published more than twenty collections of poetry to date, but he is also a novelist and a prolific and popular children’s author.