Geert Kimpen (b. 1965) was born in Belgium and followed the director’s programme at the Amsterdam College of Arts. Since 1990, he has been living in the Netherlands where he writes for the theatre, cabaret, and television. Kimpen wrote columns for an esoteric magazine, co-operated on Eric Woolfson’s script for the musical Gaudi, and wrote the monologue, De verliefde componist (Composer in Love) on Hector Berlioz. The novel will be published simultaneously in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark in Spring 2007.