Koen Peeters (b. 1959) is the author of a rich, award-winning oeuvre. The postman won him the NCR prize; Great European Novel was shortlisted for the Libris literature prize and translated into various languages. His novel The flowers won him the F. Bordewijk prize in 2010. His latest novel, A Thousand Hills, won the E. du Perron prize in 2013.