Huub Beurskens studied at an art academy and lives in Amsterdam, where he is working as a literary writer, translator and artist. He was editor with literary journals Het Moment and De Gids. He regularly publishes on literature and art in periodicals such as De Groene Amsterdammer and DWB. Since his poetry debut in 1975, Beurskens has published a book of poetry almost every year. In 2012, his novel De helse kamer appeared.