Gustaaf Peek (1975) studied English and American Literature at Leiden University. He started out as a poet. He is the author of three novels: Armin (2006), Dover (2008), and Ik was Amerika (2010). The latter was awarded the BNG New Literature Prize 2011, and the F. Bordewijk Prize 2012. He writes about literature and art for various magazines and newspapers. He lives in Amsterdam.