Marente de Moor

Marente de Moor, from the Netherlands, worked as a correspondent in Saint Petersburg for a number of years before she made a succesful debut as a novelist. For her second novel, The Dutch Maiden (2010), she was awarded The European Union Prize for Literature and the AKO Literature Prize. The novel sold over 70,000 copies in the Netherlands and has been translated into ten languages. Photo: © Juergen Bauer