An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew


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About the Author

Annejet van der Zijl is one of the best-known and most widely read literary nonfiction writers in the Netherlands. In addition to other works, she has written biographies of Dutch children's author Annie M. G. Schmidt; Prince Bernhard, the husband of former Dutch queen Juliana; and Gerard Heineken, the founder of the famous beer empire. Her nonfiction has been awarded the M. J. Brusse Prize for the best work of journalism and has been nominated for the Golden Owl and the AKO Literature Prize. She is the author of An American Princess, which spent more than fifteen weeks at the top of the national bestseller list in the Netherlands and was short-listed for the Libris History Prize. In 2012, she was awarded the Golden Quill for her entire oeuvre.

Translator Michele Hutchison was born in Solihull and grew up largely in Lincolnshire. She studied at UEA, Cambridge and Lyon universities and worked as an editor before becoming a translator. Recent translations include Stage Four by Sander Kollaard for which she won the 2019 Vondel translation prize, and the highly-acclaimed, International Booker shortlisted The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld. Michele has lived in Amsterdam since 2004.