Benny Lindelauf is a multi-award-winning Dutch children’s book author who has published twelve books in the Netherlands, several of which have appeared in translation. His book Nine Open Arms has been translated into six languages, including Czech and Korean, and both it and its Dutch sequel, Fing’s War, have won several prestigious awards in the Netherlands. His YA novel Tortot, the Cold Fish Who Lost His World and Found His Heart won a nomination for best illustrated children’s book in the Netherlands. Benny teaches creative writing to adults and children. He lives in Rotterdam with his husband Guido.