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Dragt, Tonke

Working name of Dutch East Indies-born illustrator and author Antonia Johanna Dragt (1930-    ), in The Netherlands after 1945; most of her work, much of it sf or fantasy, is designed for Young Adult readers, including her best known work, the Dragonaut series including De brief voor de koning ["The Letter for the King"] (1962) and Geheimen van het Wilde Woud ["Secrets of the Wild Wood"] (1965), a fantasy with a notable focus on issues of duty and honour. De torens van februari (1973; trans Maryka Rudnik as The Towers of February: A Diary by an Anonymous (For the Time Being) Author with Added Punctuation and Footnotes 1975) carries its young protagonist through a portal into a Parallel World, where he is afflicted by Amnesia, for a while. [JC]

Antonia Johanna Dragt

born Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies: 12 November 1930

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Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 13:41 pm on 24 September 2023.