Writer of juvenile literature Miep Diekmann (92) died
Writer of juvenile literature Miep Diekmann died. Diekman (92) died Sunday in Scheveningen.
Reports that her publisher
Diekmann produced approximately seventy children’s and young adult titles, to which they often revert to her own childhood in the Antilles. She was several times awarded. For The boats from the Porch (1956), she got all the Kinderboekenprijs (the later gouden griffel (Golden pencil).
She wrote initially, what brave meisjesboeken, later they took subjects like sexuality, discrimination and politics in her books. In addition to her novels, wrote Diekmann also various fairy tales, voorlichtingsboeken, books for beginning readers, and books on the seventeenth-century painting.
Diekmann coached also Antillean authors such as Sonia Garmers and Diana Is. With librarian Alice van Romondt and Liesbeth ten Houten by uitgeverij Leopold, she was the co-founder of the Aruba publishing Charuba.
“The work of Miep Diekmann, is of great significance for the broad field of children’s and youth literature: breaking new ground in many ways, powerful in anticipation of turbulent social developments, and of a qualitatively noteworthy level,” said the publisher.
“With its provocative ideas on education in general and education in particular, the writing of the book – and filmbesprekingen, various journalistic activities and the introduction of authors behind the Iron Curtain in the Netherlands, Miep Diekmann the landscape of the Dutch children’s and youth literature thoroughly influenced,” says WPG Kindermedia further.
In 1970 Diekmann received the state Prize for children’s and youth literature for her entire oeuvre. Further she acquired the Nienke van Hichtumprijs for Then you are no more and a gouden griffel (Golden pencil for Wiele wiele step. The German youth literature prize she was awarded for And the greetings from Elio.
Far-off islands in 2001 was one of her last books.