David Colmer is an Australian writer and translator who lives in Amsterdam. He is the author of a novel and a collection of short stories, both published in Dutch translation in the Netherlands. His is the translator of more than twenty books: novels, children's literature and poetry. He is a four-time winner of the David Reid Poetry Translation Prize and won the 2009 Biennial NSW Premier and PEN Translation Prize for his body of work. In 2010 his translation of Gerband Bakker's The Twin won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and in 2013 he won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize with Gerbrand Bakker for The Detour.