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Erna Sassen

The Netherlands

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Erna Sassen (1961) is primarily known in the Netherlands for her roles on television and on stage. She made her debut as an author with De gemeenste opa van Europa(The Meanest Granddad in Europe) (Leopold, 2004). She has since released eleven books, of which eight are for children and three for young adults. Er is geen vorm waarin ik pas (I Don’t Fit In) (Leopold, 2016) is Sassen’s latest novel: ‘…a wonderful search for the individual identity of the adolescent,’ according to Friesch Dagblad. Her successful Young Adult novel Dit is geen dagboek (This is Not a Diary) (2009) was made into a play by Frank Groothof in 2018.