Gideon Samson born on the 17th of February,1985, is a Dutch author who has given many works only for the children. His surname Samson is a pseudonym. According to him, he chose this pseudonym for the future translations of his books. The writers name is unpronounceable for non-native speakers. There are now translations that appear in German and Danish.Samson was educated in film and television studies. He debuted as a writer in say nothing, in the year 2007. Before that, he had dreamt of a career as a professional footballer. The writer’s mother was one of the two writers who used to publish their works under the name Ebbing& Van Clef. This eminent writer, who has immense love for children and youth, has published many works that have been appreciated by kids and people worldwide.
Some of his works are
Black Swan, Sick, Do not Tell, Engulfed and many more. These books have won many laurels such as The Silver Granger twice for Sick (2010) and Black Swan (2013). In 2010, the writer was 25 years old when he had won the Silver Granger for Sick, making him the youngest in the category to win one. With Black Swan, the writer did away with the romantic cliché of the innocent child. The abysmal end of the book inspires one to think of guilt and innocence on victimization. The Black Swan serves as a psychosomatic thriller for the young.The Black Swan is exceptionally honored with the Silver Granger and also an honorable mention in the Golden List. The Flag and Pennant, the children's literature for do not tell!
In 2008, the Black Swan and the Flooded were mentioned in theGold List, the best children's book for the 12 to 15-year-olds, the book Engulfed is nominated for the Dioraphte Literature Price, the award for the best youth book. Some International rewards such as the IBBY Honor List (International Board on Books for Young People) for ‘With the head above water’and the White Ravens, which is an annual list of 250 books chosen from the global supply of more than 10,000 titles, for the book the Black Swan.