Elvin Post (b. 1973) is the son of Rotterdam’s thriller author Jacques Post. After an internship with a literary agency in Amsterdam, he left for New York where he worked for a year for Ralph Vicinanza, agent for Stephen King, among others, and began freelance writing about crime fiction for a national Dutch newspaper. Once back in The Netherlands, he wrote his first thriller, Groene vrijdag (‘Green Friday’, 2004), and this makes him the first beginner to win the Golden Noose. Vals Beeld (‘Fake’) was also nominated. He lives in Rotterdam with his American wife and daughter.