Nelleke Noordervliet (b. 1945) made her debut with Tine of De dalen waar het leven woont (Tine or The Valleys Where Life Lives, 1987), a fictionalized biography of the wife of nineteenth-century Dutch writer Multatuli. She further published the novels Millemorti (1989), Het oog van de engel (The Eye of the Angel, 1991), De naam van de vader (The Name of the Father, 1993), which was awarded the Multatuli Prize and nominated for the Aristeion European Literature Prize 1994, Uit het paradijs (Paradise Lost, 1997), Pelican Bay (2002) and Snijpunt (Intersection, 2008). Vrij man (Free Man, 2012) is her ninth novel. Noordervliet also writes short stories, essays and criticism. In Altijd roomboter (Always Real Butter, 2005), a blend of memoir, historiography, fiction and essay, she sketches her great-grandmother’s life and times.