Simone van der Vlugt

Multi-Million-Copy Bestselling Author

Winner of:
Best Debut Thriller 2004 Crimezone
Best Dutch Thriller 2010 Crimezone
Silver Fingerprint 2009
NS Publieks Prize 2010
Alkmaar Culture Prize 2006 For Her Body Of Work

Simone van der Vlugt © Wim van der Vlugt
Author image © copyright Wim van der Vlugt Fotografie

Born 1966, Simone is an acclaimed Dutch writer, who started with a series of YA novels. Her adult thrillers including The Reunion, The Last Offer, Safe as Houses and Autumn Song are also huge bestsellers and have been bought by various foreign publishers. Her 2010 thriller In the Clear Light of Day was another instant bestseller and winner of the NS Publieksprijs. Her trilogy about detective Lois Elzinga has been adapted for TV. She published her first historical novel Jacoba,Daughter of Holland in 2009, followed by The Empty City; Red Snow in December; Midnight Blue, Ginevra, Shadowplay, Rembrandt’s Mistress, and now Bloodline. She is one of the bestselling novelists in The Netherlands. She lives with her husband and two children in Alkmaar.