Gerbrand Bakker (b. 1962) is one of the most widely- translated and well-known Dutch authors living today. He broke through to an international audience with his acclaimed debut novel Boven is het stil (The Twin, 2006), which he followed with the novels Juni (June, 2009) and De omweg (Ten White Geese; The Detour, 2010). Besides writing columns for Trouw and De Groene Amsterdammer, he has published works of non-fiction, including Rotgrond bestaat niet (What About Nature, 2018). He is also a gardener.