Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer
Classicist Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (b. 1968) has published poetry, stage plays, essays, columns, travelogues, stories, political satires and four novels written in the spirit of Rabelais. In Het ware leven, een roman (Real Life. A Novel, 2006) he played a game with world literature and divided the critics. La Superba (2014) showed Pfeijffer’s politically engaged side and won him the Libris Literature Prize. In 2017 his novel Peachez, A Romance came out, followed, in 2018, by his bestselling novel Grand Hotel Europa, which sold 320,000 copies in the Netherlands and will appear in 20 languages.