Joris Luyendijk (b. 1971) studied political science, history, Arabic and anthropology. He was editor-in-chief of Move Your World Magazine about young people and development cooperation. Between 1998 and 2003 he lived in Cairo, then Beirut and finally East Jerusalem, working for the newspapers de Volkskrant and NRC Handelsblad as well as for Dutch radio and television. He has published Egypt. A Good Man Sometimes Hits his Wife (1997) and The Corner of the Veil (2001). In Hello Everybody! (Profile, 2010) he examines how journalists and correspondents really work, rather than how they claim to work. This Cannot Be True: Among Bankers (2015), based on blogs he wrote for The Guardian, Luyendijk provides an anthropological perspective on the financial world.
In 2002 he was awarded the Golden Pen, the Dutch prize for journalism, and in 2007 the NS Publieksprijs for Hello Everybody!.