Benny Lindelauf


Mr. Makkelie Night Lanterns

Sunday November 13th, 2022 · 12:30 PM


Usually it goes like this: a writer writes a book or story and the illustrator

makes drawings. But for ‘Mr Makkelie’s Night Lanterns’ it went

exactly the other way around. Illustrator Alice Hoogstad created 14 eye-catching prints

and asked 13 authors to come up with a story to go with it. Sjoerd Kuyper, Paul van Loon,

Annet Schaap, Bart Moeyaert, Bette Westera, Daan Remmerts de Vries, Dolf Verroen,

Jan Paul Schutten, Jowi Schmitz, Koos Meinderts, Marancke Rinck, Marjolijn Hof and

I took up the challenge myself. We couldn’t choose, you got the print and

that’s what you had to write about. A wonderful exercise in inventing.