Tommy Wieringa (b. 1967) is the author of Alles over Tristan (Everything About Tristan, 2002) and Joe Speedboat (2005), his staggeringly successful breakthrough novel which went on to sell 300,000 copies. His collection of travel stories Ik was nooit in Isfahaan (I Never Went to Isfahan, 2006) was followed in 2007 by De dynamica van begeerte (The Dynamics of Desire), a meditation on the origins of desire and the modern world’s obsession with pornography. Wieringa’s work has been translated into languages as disparate as French, Hebrew and Korean. Dit zijn de namen (These Are the Names, 2012) earned him the Libris Literature Prize and De Inktaap young readers’ award. The Death Of Murat Idrissi, Sam Garrett’s translation of De dood van Murat Idrissi, 2017), has been longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize.