One of the greatest new voices in Dutch literature, Lucas Rijneveld grew up in a farming family in North Brabant before moving to Utrecht.

Rijneveld’s first poetry collection, Calf’s Caul, was awarded the C. Buddingh’-prijs for best poetry debut in 2015, with the newspaper de Volkskrant naming them literary talent of the year. In 2018, Atlas Contact published his first novel, The Discomfort of Evening, which won the prestigious ANV Debut Prize and was a national bestseller. The UK edition, translated by Michele Hutchinson, won the Booker International Prize 2020. Alongside their writing career, Rijneveld works on a dairy farm.