Anneke Brassinga is a writer. She studied literary translation at the University of Amsterdam and has been working as a translator since 1972. Among the authors whose works she translated are Diderot, Rousseau, Saint-Simon, Melville, Nabokov, Broch and many others. She made her debut as a writer in 1974 with prose and poetry in De Revisor, using the pseudonym A. Tuinman. Many short story, essay and poetry collections were to follow, such as Het zere been (2002), Bloeiend puin (2008) en Ontij (2010), Het wederkerige (2014) en Verborgen tuinen (2019). Brassinga received many literairy awards, including the Herman Gorterprijs, ECI-prijs, VSB Poëzieprijs and Ida Gerhardt Poëzieprijs, and the most prestigious awards for Dutch literature, the Constantijn Huygensprijs in 2008 and the P.C. Hooftprijs in 2015.