Jeff Kinney

The Event



Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

07 October 2012

When Jeff Kinney was a kid in Fort Washington, Maryland, he wanted to be a cartoonist, but he couldn’t get his cartoons syndicated. In 1998 he started writing a fictional diary of a boy named Greg Heffley. In 2004, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid first appeared on the game site Finally, in 2007, he published it as a book, and it quickly became one of the most popular kids’ books of all time. There are now 75 million copies of the eight books of the series in print, in 40 languages. In the first book Greg writes,“…one day I will definitely be famous, but for now I’m stuck in the seventh grade with a bunch of morons.” His dream has come true: he’s famous. Come and see Jeff Kinney in Amsterdam, and have him sign your book.
This event will be in English and in Dutch, so the event is also accessible for Dutch speaking children.

This event is made possible by NOS journalist Tim Overdiek and his sons, Sander and Eamonn. Tim’s wife, Jennifer Nolan, died unexpectedly on October 24, 2009, and Tim, Sander and Eamonn wanted to do something special in her honor. One of Jenn’s favorite things was to read Diary of a Wimpy Kid to her sons, so this event is for Jenn Nolan.

In cooperation with uitgeverij De Fontein

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The Speaker

“Jeffrey “Jeff” Kinney (born February 19, 1971) is an American game designer, cartoonist, producer, actor and author of children’s books including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. He is also attributed as the creator of the child-oriented website Poptropica. He also appeared in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films.”

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In The Media

Interview with Jeff Kinney

Huffington Post Interview


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