Machteld Siegmann (b. 1972) studied Dutch Language and Literature and Cultural History and is a writer and editor. Her 2019 debut, De kaalvreter (The Days of the Locust), put Siegmann on the map as a new talent on the Dutch literary scene. It earned her several awards, including the Bronze Owl jury and readers’ awards, a Flemish literary prize given out to the best debut novel every year. It was also nominated for both the Dutch Bookstore Prize and the Heb- ban Debut Prize. Waiting for Morning is her second novel.