Iven Cudogham is a children's book author, an actor, a presenter, and a teacher, but above all he sees himself as a storyteller who loves connecting with young people through their imaginations. His picture books about the very smart spider Anansi have been made into a television series on Zeppelin, and a film adaptation is due to be released in 2024.
Born in Paramaribo in Suriname, Cudogham has lived in the Netherlands since he was three and is now based in Amsterdam with his seven children. He can currently be seen in the TV program Een Huis Vol, which documents the joys and trials of life in a big family.
In addition to his extensive experience as a presenter and author, Cudogham also teaches talent development to primary school children in Amsterdam. This year, he published his first book for adults, Papa!, a light-hearted look at his experiences raising seven children.