Miep Diekmann (26 January 1925 – 9 July 2017) was a Dutch writer of children's literature.
Diekmann was born in 1925 in Assen. Her father worked in the military and as a result the family moved several times: Diekmann moved to Kampen in 1928, to Vreeland in 1930 and in 1934 to Willemstad, Curaçao where she lived until 1939.
Her early life in Curaçao would become the source of inspiration for several children's books, including De boten van Brakkeput (1956), Padu is gek (1957) and De dagen van Olim (1971). In 1956 she won the Kinderboek van het jaar literary award for her book De boten van Brakkeput and the story was turned into a radio play in 1959.
Together with Alice van Romondt and Liesbet ten Houten she helped found Aruban publishing company Cha…Read more on Wikipedia