Geert Mak (b. 1946) is one of the Netherlands’ most popular writers. His books have been translated into 22 languages; well-known English titles include Amsterdam, My Father’s Century, In Europe, In America: Travels with Steinbeck, and The Many Lives of Jan Six. He has won wide critical acclaim in the international press and numerous awards, including the Leipziger Buchpreis and the Prins Bernhard Prize. A television series based on Great Expectations will air on Dutch television, radio and online in the autumn of 2019.