Wytske Versteeg (1983) is a political scientist. In the spring of 2012 she made a successful debut as a novelist with De Wezenlozen (Weightless), which was nominated for the Opzij Literature Prize 2013 and long-listed for the AKO Literature Prize. In 2008 she published the non-fiction book Dit is geen dakloze (This Is Not a Homeless Person) based on her experiences as a volunteer, mixing philosophical literature with journalistic observations and personal accounts of homelessness. The book was nominated for the Jan Hanlo Essay Prize. In 2014, her second novel Boy was awarded the BNG Literature Prize.