Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (1991) grew up in a Reformed farming family in North Brabant before moving to Utrecht. One of the most exciting new voices in Dutch literature, her debut poetry collection, Calfskin, was awarded the C. Buddingh’ Prize in 2015, with the newspaper de Volkskrant naming her literary talent of the year 2016. Her debut novel, De avond is ongemak, translated as The Discomfort of the Evening (expected April 2020), was nominated for the Libris Literature Prize 2019 and won the ANV Debut Prize. Alongside her writing career, Rijneveld works on a dairy farm.