Alfred van Cleef
Alfred van Cleef (b. 1954) is a writer and journalist who for many years worked for NRC Handelsblad, including a stint as correspondent during the wars in the Balkans. His previous books include the novel Longing (2002) and The Hidden Order. A journey of exploration along the prime meridian (2010), which was chosen as the best travel story of the year in the Netherlands and won the German ITB Book Award 2013 as an outstanding travel book.