Laura Watkinson translates from Dutch, Italian, and German into English. Her projects range from children’s picture books to adult novels and comics. Her translation of Bibi Dumon Tak’s Soldier Bear won the American Library Association’s 2012 Batchelder Award for a translated children’s book. Her most recent translation is Roads to Berlin by Cees Nooteboom. She founded the Dutch chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators in 2008. She lives in Amsterdam.