Maxim Februari (b. 1963) is a writer and judicial philosopher. He is interested in the influence of technology on law, politics and policymaking. He is the author of acclaimed novels (Lump and The Book Club), essays and columns. The Making of A Man: Notes on Transsexuality was published in English in 2015, and Spanish and Turkish in 2016. In 2008, Februari received the Frans Kellendonk Prize for his entire oeuvre and, in 2018, the J.H. Heldring Prize for his column writing. This year he was awarded the prestigious P.C. Hooft Prize for his essays.