Author and musician Auke Hulst (b. 1975) made his literary breakthrough in 2012 with his third, strongly autobiographical novel, Kinderen van het ruige land (Children of the Savage Land). He won the Harland Award two years in a row, for Slaap zacht, Johnny Idaho (Sleep Tight, Johnny Idaho, 2015) and En ik herinner me Titus Broederland (Brotherland, 2016), which was also on the longlist for the ECI Literature Prize and the Libris Literature Prize. Motel Songs (2017) was awarded the Bob den Uyl Prize. The Mitsukoshi Consolation Baby Company is longlisted for the Libris Literature Prize.