Dorothea Rosalie de Jong (Arnhem, 1911 – Laguna Woods/California 2003) wrote children’s books, novels and short stories. She and her husband fled the Netherlands because of the imminent war in 1940. They reached Tangiers and successfully made the passage to America. She wrote The Field, an instant success, and received the Edgar Allen Poe Award for her thriller The Whirligig of Time (1964).
Rights for her novel The Field have been sold to Germany, the Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Latvia, Denmark and Egypt.