Nienke van Hichtum

Nienke van Hichtum was a popular children's author from the Dutch province of Friesland. Her real name was Sjoukje Maria Diderika Troelstra-Bokma de Boer, but she used the pseudonym Nienke van Hichtum. She was married to the famous politician Pieter Jelles Troelstra from 1888 to 1904. Van Hichtum wrote books and stories in both Dutch and West Frisian, her native language.