Lieke Marsman (b. 1990) is one of the leading young talents in Dutch literature. Her unique style combines prose, poetry and essay genres. After her acclaimed debut poetry collection in 2010, she was considered a prodigy by many. Her first novel, The Opposite of a Human Being, published in 2017, was nominated for the ECI Literature Prize. It is an engaged, hybrid book in which essay and poetry are interwoven to highlight the problems of climate change.