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Marc de Bel (Belgium)

With over 2 million copies sold of his novels, Marc de Bel is one of the best-loved children’s writers in Belgium. He has written over 160 books and graphic novels, plus four films, theatre reproductions, and has won the most prestigious children’s book award in Belgium, the Flemish Youth Jury Prize. His work has been translated into French, German, Chinese, Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Korean, Faroese and even Sami. He lives in Flanders with his wife, three cats, dog, ponies and chickens. The Fourteenth Letter is his latest book. Co-written with Gino Marchel.