Roos van Rijswijk
Roos van Rijswijk (b. 1985) is a literary critic for NRC Handelsblad and has published short stories in the majority of Dutch literary magazines as well as on several renowned literary websites. For her debut novel Unholy she drew inspiration from a small German town where she landed up after impulsively booking a holiday. In 2014, Van Rijswijk co-founded the annual J.M.A. Biesheuvel Award, the first Dutch literary prize for short story collections, which has since been hailed in the Netherlands as having ‘rescued a literary genre’. She is currently working on her second novel. For Unholy, she received the Anton Wachterprijs 2016.