K. Schippers (b. 1936) is a versatile author. He debuted in 1963 with a poetry collection, but also published novels, short stories, essays and interviews. Further, he was one of the founders of the literary journal Barbarber. A few of his more recent titles are Een leeuwerik boven een weiland (A Lark over a Meadow, 1996, poetry), Zilah (2002, novel), De vliegende camera (The Flying Camera, 2003, essays) and Waar was je nou (Where Were You, 2005, novel). For the latter he was awarded the Libris Literature Prize 2006. Schippers often focuses on the unusual in everyday life, on looking carefully at the everyday world until it becomes fresh again. In 1996 he was awarded the P.C. Hooft Prize for his essays.