Mathijs Deen (b. 1962) is a radio producer and a writer of non-fiction, short stories and novels. His short-story collection Brutus heeft honger (Brutus Is Hungry) was nominated for the AKO Literature Prize. In 2013, his book De Wadden (The Wadden Islands) was published to critical acclaim and sold 25,000 copies. His novel Onder de mensen (Among the People) was reissued in 2016. In 2018 he published a collection of travel stories called Over oude wegen (Down Old Roads: A Journey Through Europe’s History), which was nominated for the Bob den Uyl Prize and received the Halewijn Prize. His latest novella, The Lightship, is longlisted for the Libris Literature Award. His work has been translated into German, Italian and Korean.