Silver Pencil 2020
White Raven 2020
Nominated for the Woutertje Pieterse Prize 2020
Bizarre is the diary of a girl called Sallie Mo. She is thirteen years old, and since she learned to read at the age of three she has done little else. She lives in her books, and has read everything from Shakespeare to contemporary authors and all the way back to the most ancient stories.
On the rare occasions she stops reading, she visits Grandpa David to listen to his stories. And when she goes to the island with her mother in the summer – which they do every year, together with Dylan and his mother, and Beitel and Donnie and their mother – she slinks after Dylan for three whole weeks. She has been in love with him for thirteen years, but has never dared to tell him.
Press on previous work:
‘With his superb style, his dark humour and unparalleled sense of the absurd, Sjoerd Kuyper turns The Big L Hotel into that one book in a thousand.’ – Jury Silver Slate Pencil 2015
‘This prose is irresistible. You can only conclude that Kuyper is a true writer for teenage boys.’ ***** – de Volkskrant
‘Reading Kuyper makes your heart pump faster, tingling with happiness.’ ***** – nrc Handelsblad
‘A riotous rollercoaster about adversity, love and happiness.’ – Het Parool
‘A wonderfully wacky, high-spirited adolescent novel about Kos, who tries to run a hotel without his parents and falls in love.’ – Trouw