Simon vand der Geest
Simon van der Geest (1978) grew up in a small village. After high school, he went to Norway for a year. There, he discovered that he wanted to act. As soon as he started the training he realised what he enjoyed most was writing plays, and so he embarked on training for that instead. Now van der Geest likes to write theatre plays as well as stories and poetry for children. He also works as an actor for the police and the army. Geel Gras was his début for Querido. For his Odyssee-revision Dissus and for Spinder he received a "Gouden Griffel", in 2011 and 2013 respectively.