Lieke Marsman (b. 1990) is currently studying philosophy in Amsterdam. Her first volume of poetry, Wat ik mijzelf graag voorhoud (What I Like to Impress on Myself, 2010), earned her three major literary awards: the C. Buddingh’ Prize, the Lucy B. and C.W. van der Hoogt Prize and the Liegend Konijn Debut Award. In 2014 her second book of poetry, The First Letter, was published. The Opposite of a Human Being (2017) is her first novel.