Nelleke Noordervliet (b. 1945) made her debut with Tine of De dalen waar het leven woont (Tine or The Valleys Where Life Lives, 1987), a fictionalised biography of the wife of nineteenth-century Dutch writer Multatuli. Her other publications include the novels De naam van de vader (The Name of the Father, 1993), which received the Multatuli Prize and was nominated for the 1994 Aristeion European literary prize, Uit het paradijs (Paradise Lost, 1997), Pelican Bay (2002), and Vrij man (Free Man, 2012). Her 2017 novel At the End of the Day, her magnum opus, is an outstanding European novel, breathtaking in its ambition. Noordervliet also writes short stories, essays and criticism. She is a critical thinker and a popular speaker.