Hilde Keteleer is a writer, a creative writing professor and a translator of German and French literature. She was editor with literary journal Deus ex Machina for ten years and board member of PEN Flanders. In 2001, Keteleer made her debut as a poet with Al wat winter is en waar, which was followed in 2003 by the bilingual book of poetry Twee vrouwen van twee kanten / Entre-deux (in cooperation with Caroline Lamarche). Her first novel, Puinvrouw in Berlijn, came out in 2009. Two years later, De brug van dromen. Op weg naar het nieuwe Mozambique appeared.