Mathijs Deen (b. 1962) is a radio producer and a writer of non-fiction, short stories and novels. His short-story collection Brutus heeft honger (Brutus Is Hungry) was nominated for the AKO Literature Prize. In 2013, his book De Wadden (The Wadden Islands) was published to critical acclai, selling over 25,000 copies. His novel Onder de mensen (Among the People) was reissued in 2016. In 2018 his collection of travel stories called Over oude wegen (Down Old Roads: A Journey Through Europe’s History), was nominated for the Bob den Uyl Prize and received the Halewijn Prize. Het lichtschip (The Lightship, 2020) was longlisted for the Libris Literature Award. His work has been translated into English, German, Italian and Korean.