Martin Michael Driessen
Martin Michael Driessen (b. 1954) is a director of plays and operas, a translator and a writer. He made his debut in 1999 with the novel Gars, which was followed in 2012 by Vader van God (Father of God) and in 2013 by Een ware held (A True Hero), all of them acclaimed by the press and nominated for literary prizes. His work has been translated into Italian, German and Hungarian. His voluminous novel Lizzie (2015) was written with the poet Liesbeth Lagemaat. Rivers won the ECI Literature Prize in 2016. The Pelican has been shortlisted for the prestigious Libris Literature Prize.