At eighteen, Carolina Trujillo (b. Montevideo, 1970) wrote her first novella, in Spanish. After graduating from the Film Academy in Amsterdam, she published her first novel, De bastaard van Mal Abrigo (The Bastard of Mal Abrigo), in Dutch, in 2002. It was awarded the Marten Toonder/Geertjan Lubberhuizen Prize for literary talent. De terugkeer van Lupe García (The Return of Lupe García, 2009) is her second, much praised novel. It received the BGN Literature Prize and was nominated for the AKO Literature Prize.