Ester Naomi Perquin
Ester Naomi Perquin (Utrecht, 1980) grew up in Zierikzee and at present lives in Rotterdam. She worked in the prison service for a while to help fund her studies. Her début, Servetten halfstok (Napkins at Half Mast, 2007), was followed by a second collection, Namens de ander (On Behalf of the Other; 2009), for which she was awarded the J.C. Bloem Prize. For both collections jointly she also received the prestigious Lucy B. and C.W. Van der Hoogt Prize. 2012 saw the appearance of her striking third collection Celinspecties (Cell Inspections).