Simon Caspers is the pen name of duo Martijn Simons and Casper Vandeputte. Martijn Simons (b. 1985) made his debut in 2010 with the novel Summer Sleep. His second novel, My Name is Julius, was published in 2015. Both books were enthusiastically received. Casper Vandeputte (b. 1985) is a writer and director. Since graduating from the Maastricht Theatre Academy, he has been producing plays for several Dutch theatre companies.