Tommy Wieringa

Tommy Wieringa

Tommy Wieringa was born in 1967 and grew up partly in the Netherlands and partly in the tropics. He began his writing career with travel stories and journalism, and is the author of many novels, several of which have won or been shortlisted for Dutch literary awards: Alles over Tristan (2002) won the Halewijn prize; Joe Speedboat (2005) won the F. Bordewijk prize and was nominated for the AKO prize, and in translation was shortlisted for the Oxford Weidenfeld prize in 2008; and Little Caesar (2009) was also nominated for the AKO prize, and in translation was nominated for the IMPAC prize in 2013. These Are The Names won Holland’s Libris prize in 2013.