Karin Amatmoekrim (1976) is a PhD-researcher and author of multiple novels, essays and short-stories. Her debut novel Het Knipperleven received much praise for its unreserved approach to death and loneliness. Amatmoekrim continued to publish well-received novels such as Titus (2009), which centralises the struggle between order and chaos and asks if humans are ever able to save themselves. Titus won the Black Magic Woman Literature Prize. Amatmoekrim explores cosmopolitanism and notions of home and identity. Her multiple cultural and ancestral identity (Indonesian, Chinese, African and Native American) allows her to see her position her work as embodying universal, human themes. Her chapbook Reconstruction, translated by Sarah Timmer-Harvey, ranges from the speculative to the radical in five short stories and offers a haunting take on our multicultural world.