Robbert Welagen (b. 1981) is a Dutch author of nine novels as well as a number of short stories. He lives in the woods outside Zeist. He made his debut in 2006 with the novella Lipari, which earned him the Selexyz Debut Prize. Het verdwijnen van Robbert (The Disappearance of Robbert, 2013) was shortlisted for the Libris Literature Prize and the BNG Literature Prize. Antoinette (2019) also received much critical acclaim and is to be published in Japanese with Shueisha and in Spanish with Portaculturas. 2021 saw the publication of his latest novel, Window, Key, which earned rave reviews and went into its fifth print run after just a few months.