Lieke Marsman is a Dutch writer and the current Poet Laureate of the Netherlands. Marsman is considered one of the greatest new voices in Dutch literature. She published her first poetry volume ‘Things That I Tell Myself’ in 2010 when she was only twenty years old, and promptly won three poetry prizes. In 2018 Lieke was diagnosed with bone cancer. The months following the diagnosis she wrote ‘The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes’ which was translated into English by poet Sophie Collins and published by Liverpool Press. ‘The Opposite of a Person’ (2017, Atlas Contact) is her first novel and was longlisted for the ECI Literature Prize. The English translation will be published by Daunt Books in April 2022 and again translated by Sophie Collins. Translation rights have been sold to Klett-Cotta (Germany) and France ( Rue de l’échiquier). Lieke currently lives in Amsterdam.