Hanna Bervoets (1984, Amsterdam) is one of the most acclaimed Dutch authors of her generation. She is the author of seven novels, screenplays, plays, short stories and essays. In the spring of 2018 Bervoets was a resident at Writers Omi at Ledig House, New York. Here she worked on her novel, Welcome to the Kingdom of the Sick: an adventure story on chronic illness. The book became an instant bestseller in 2019 and was nominated for several awards. In 2017 Bervoets was granted the prestigious Frans Kellendonk Prize for her entire body of works. In the Netherlands, Bervoets has been appointed the Author of the Week of the Book for the year 2021, a hugely celebrated event to promote Dutch literature. For this occasion, she has written the novella The Things We Saw which will be published in June. Over 650.000 copies will be printed. Her fiction has been translated into German, French and Turkish. Hanna Bervoets works and lives in Amsterdam, with her girlfriend and two guinea pigs.