Hundred Million Souls is written by Cees Nooteboom for MatchBoox, illustrated by Jan Vanriet. Hundred Million Souls for people involved, to express compassion and solidarity and is about care and guilt of an adult child for his demented but cheerful mother.
Cees Nooteboom (1933) is a Dutch writer. In 1955 he released his debut Philip and the others from which he received the Anne Frank Prize. A year later the poetry collection The killing followed a house search and wrote his first major journalistic report for Het Parool. At the end of the fifties he began writing stories for Elsevier and from 1961 he was editor of the newspaper. His best known book Rituals was in 1981 awarded the Ferdinand Bordewijk Prize, and was filmed with starring Derek de Lint and Thom Hoffman.
Jan Vanriet (1948) in the 70 mostly developing as a watercolor painter, his work is included in many museums worldwide. Vanriet also writes and publishes poetry in addition also in magazines like Pretty Netherlands and the monthly magazine Avenue. Since 1987 Jan Vanriet designing stage sets, he drew posters and murals sometimes achieves a total length of 210 m. In 2001 Vanriet Van Acker Prize.