Ted van Lieshout
(Eindhoven, NL 1955) after his study at the Rietveld Academie worked as an illustrator and graphic designer. In 1986 he published his first children's book, Raafs Reizend Theater (The Raven's Travelling Treatre), and a collection of poetry, Van Verdriet kun je grappige hoedjes vouwen (You Can Fold Funny Hats with Sorrow). His third book of poetry, Och, ik elleboog me er weer doorheen (Oh, I'll Elbow My Way Through It, 1989) came in second in the annual prize for author of best children's book, and Begin een torentje van niks (Start an Insignificant Little Tower, 1995) was awarded the annual first prize for best children's book. In 1996 this was followed by a Zilveren Zoen voor Gebr. (Bros.) which also won him the German Children's Literature Prize. In 2000 he published the songs he wrote for the popular children's tv programme Het klokhuis. Van Lieshout made visual books for children in the Rijksmuseum and wrote songs for Jenny Arean and Lenette van Dongen, among others. His picture book Koekjes! (Cookies!, 2009) was number 1 in the CPNB Bestseller Top 60. In the same year Van Lieshout won the Theo Thijssen Prize for his entire oeuvre. In 2012 his first novel for adults, Mijn meneer (My Mister) is based on the relationship he had as a young boy with a grown-up man. In Schuldig kind (Guilty child, 20176), Van Lieshout answers the question he was asked many times: what influence did that relation have on your further life?(BU 2017)
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How shameless or how intimate do writers dare to be? Do they feel embarrassed by their own divulgences or do they enjoy their shamelessness? What is it like to read sexually charged passages that can excite the audience or give it vicarious shame? Kristien Hemmerechts, Ted van Lieshout and Yasmine Allas give themselves away. Host: Elsbeth Etty. In Dutch.