Peter Smit (born April 13, 1952 in Uitgeest) is a Dutch children's writer and publicist. From 1997-2001, he belonged to the Foundation Board LIRA, and from 1998 to 2004 he sat on the board of the Association of Writers. Since 2004 he has been director of the Foundation P.C. Hooft Prize. From 1995, Smit specialized in writing young adult novels. He also published many (picture) books for beginners and children with reading problems.