Sander Kollaard (b. 1961) has lived and worked in Sweden since 2006. He made his debut in 2012 with the short story collection, Immediate Return of Your Loved Ones, which was awarded the Lucy B. en C.W. van der Hoogtprijs. His first novel, Stage Four, was published in 2015 and was selected Book of the Month by the influential Dutch talk show, De Wereld Draait Door. The novel went on to sell over 10,000 copies. In 2020 A Dog’s Day was awarded the Libris Literature Prize, and in 2021 the Inktaap young readers’ award.