Lepelsnijder (Spooncarver) has been awarded a Vlag en Wimpel (Flying Colours), an honorary mention by the Griffeljury.
An excerpt from the jury report: 'Steadily, but relentlessly, Hof entwines dark secrets, plot twists and tense moments into her adventure story. The more discoveries Janis makes, the greater the suspense. At every unexpected turn of events he matures, until eventually he is strong enough to discard all the jigsaw pieces he has so painfully gathered.'
Lepelsnijder had already been nominated for the Woutertje Pieterseprijs (an annual Dutch literary award for the best children's book of the preceding year)