Annie M.G. Schmidt
Annie M.G. Schmidt (1911-1995) was one of the most celebrated Dutch writers of the 20th century: at least four generations of children have grown up with her poems, songs, short stories (like Jip & Janneke) and novels - Abeltje, Otje, Ibbeltje, Pluk van de Petteflet, Minoes. Besides her literary work 'Annie M.G.' also managed to captivate adult audiences with taboo-breaking stage musicals (Foxtrot, It Pays to Be Honest and Madam), radio plays like The Average Family, and the transcendent television series Yes Nurse! No Nurse! and The Noisy Pension. In 1987 she received the Constantijn Huygens Prize for her literary oeuvre, and the following year the Hans Christian Andersen Prize, the most prestigious international award for children's and youth literature.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
Annie M.G. Schmidt Facts
|Birth Name||Annie Maria Geertruida Schmidt|
|Birthday||May 20, 1911|
|Birthplace||Kapelle, Zeeland, Netherlands|
|Date of death||May 21, 1995 (Amsterdam, Netherlands, age 84)|