Wanda Reisel (b. 1955) studied dramaturgy and made her literary debut in 1986 with Jacobi’s tocht (Jacob’s Journey)followed two years later by the novel Het blauwe uur (The Blue Hour). Deception and self-deception are recurring themes in her novels, stories and plays. Baby Storm (1996) and Een man een man (A Man a Man, 2000) were both shortlisted for the Libris Prize for Literature. White Love (2004) was shortlisted for the AKO Literature Prize and won the Anna Bijns Prize (2008).