Rita Verschuur (1935) is most famous for her Dutch translations of Swedish children's literature – especially for the books by Astrid Lindgren made her well known. And she also illustrates children's books.
In 2008 she wrote the autobiographical My Mother's Secret which became an instant bestseller in the Netherlands. In 2011 this was followed by The Second Mother. Cossee published an autobiographical book about Verschuur's friendship with the late composer Simeon ten Holt.