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Ernest van der Kwast

Ernest van der Kwast

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Ernest van der Kwast (b. 1981) made his breakthrough with the novel Mama Tandoori, which became a bestseller in the Netherlands and Italy and sold more than 100,000 copies. In 2012 he published the novella Giovanna’s Navel, which entered the Spiegel bestseller list immediately after publication in Germany (mare Verlag) in spring 2015. The German edition of his novel De IJsmakers (The Ice-Cream Makers) entered the Spiegel bestseller list in spring 2016. The novel recently received the Dioraphte Youth Literature Prize, awarded to the best book for young adults. His most recent book is Het wonder dat niet omvalt (The Miracle that Doesn’t Fall Down).


Recent titles – English material

Ilyas (Ilyas), 2020

Het wonder dat niet omvalt (The Miracle that Doesn’t Fall Down), 2016

De ijsmakers (The Ice-Cream Makers), 2015

Press on The Ice-Cream Makers:

Van der Kwast is simply magnificent when he describes the voluptuousness of pretty girls: you can feel the curves under your fingers. I want to sleep with all of these paper women. There are some truly moving scenes in The Ice-Cream Makers. – HUMO

The passion for making good ice-cream, the alchemy of creating a new flavour and the historical background of ice cream makers who used to make their ice-cream from mountain snow lend this page-turner its charm. – DAGBLAD VAN HET NOORDEN

A moving story about two brothers growing apart. **** – ALGEMEEN DAGBLAD