Marente de Moor
Marente de Moor (b. 1972) worked as a correspondent in Saint Petersburg for a number of years and wrote a book based on her experiences, Peterburgse vertellingen (Petersburg Stories), which was published in 1999. She made a successful debut as a novelist in 2007 with De overtreder (The Transgressor); the translation, Amsterdam und zurück, was well received in Germany too. For her second novel, De Nederlandse maagd (‘The Dutch Maiden’, 2010) De Moor was awarded the AKO Literature Prize 2011 and the European Union Prize for Literature 2014. In 2013, her third novel Roundhay, The Garden Scene was shortlisted for the Libris Prize for literature.