Tommy Wieringa (b. 1967) is the author of Alles over Tristan (Everything About Tristan, 2002) and the book which propelled his breakthrough to a wide audience, Joe Speedboat (2005, 300.000 copies sold). His travel stories were collected in Ik was nooit in Isfahaan (I Never Went to Isfahan, 2006). In 2007, De dynamica van begeerte (The Dynamics of Desire) was published, a study into the origins of desire and the major role of pornography in the modern world. Tommy Wieringa’s works have been translated all over the world, into languages like Hebrew, Korean, French, German and English. Dit zijn de namen (These Are the Names) has been shortlisted for this year’s Libris Literatuurprijs and De Inktaap young readers’ award.