Ellen Louise Ombre (b. 1948, Paramaribo, Surinam) came to the Netherlands with her parents in 1961. In 1992 Ombre made her literary debut with Maalstroom, a collection of short stories published by De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam. In 1994 followed by Vrouwvreemd. In 1996 she incorporated a series of stories and observations on Benin and Dutch Development Aid in her autobiographical travel report Wie Goed Bedoelt (With the best intentions), also published by De Arbeiderspers.