Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (they/them, born in Nieuwendijk in 1991) debuted in 2015 with the poetry collection Kalfsvlies (Calf's Caul), which won the C. Buddingh’ Prize for the best poetry debut. They grew up in a Reformed farming family in North Brabant and now live in Utrecht, the city that awarded them a C.C.S. Crone fellowship. Rijneveld’s second collection of poems, Fantoommerrie (Phantom Mare), was published in January 2019. This collection won the Ida Gerhardt Poetry Prize 2020 and was shortlisted for the 2020 Herman de Coninck poetry prize.
Rijneveld’s debut novel The Discomfort of Evening was published in 2018. It was longlisted for the Libris Literature Prize 2019 and won the ANV Debut Prize. Translation rights have been sold to 38 countries and the English translation by Michele Hutchison was awarded the prestigious International Booker Prize 2020. In November 2020, Rijnveld’s critically acclaimed second novel Mijn lieve gunsteling (My Heavenly Favourite) was published; translation rights have been sold to 10 countries so far.
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