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Linda de Haan (1976) lives in the Netherlands.
As a little girl she was always drawing and creating things.
Reading was fun! Especially when it was past her bedtime.
After high school she went to the Academy of fine arts in Groningen.
In the year 1998 she graduated as a drawing teacher and an illustrator.

After finishing her studies Linda shared a studio with collegues. This is where she illustrated her first picture book: King & King (2000). This book was co-written and co-illustrated with Stern Nijland and is now published in 8 languages. The book was edited for theater, King & King were on stage from Vienna to Mexico City. At the request of the American publisher Tricycle Press (Random House), the illustrator duo made a sequel, King & King & Family(2004).

For the last ten years Linda has been a full time illustrator.
Nowadays she is working in the studio in the attic of her home.
She illustrates picture books and makes drawings for a children’s program for the local televisionstation. She loves to make collages and linocuts.
Besides creating her own books Linda works on various projects.
She illustrates for magazines, picture books & novels.