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).