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Paul Verrept

Paul Verrept (1963) is a graphic designer, author and illustrator. Between 1983 and 1987 he was a theatre director. In 1994, he made his debut as an author/illustrator with Mag ik bij je slapen? In the 1990's he illustrated several of Paul van Ostaijen's poems: Slaap, Sjimpansee and the famous Marc.

Paul Verrept was awarded with the Gouden Uil Award of the Young Reader (2005) and the Provincial Prijs for Literature for Het meisje de jongen de rivier. Mist won a White Raven Special Mention in Munich (2006). His picture books have been translated to French, Danish, German, Spanish, Catalan, Korean, Japanese and Greek.

His books Geen spijt (De Vikingen), Mijnheertje Kokhals (Villanella), Het meisje de jongen de rivier (Muziektheater Transparant) and Meneer Grijs (De Kolonie) have all been adapted for the theatre stage. In 2010, a new adaptation, Porselein, premiered in HETPALEIS in a production by Muziektheater Transparant. His book De koningin zonder land, with drawings by Berlinde De Bruyckere, was published in the spring of 2013 by De Eenhoorn. In 2014 Muziektheater Transparant put this contemporary fairy-tale on stage, in a production by director Wouter Van Looy and composer Wim Henderickx.