Koen Peeters was born on March 9th, 1959. The Flemish writer was awarded with the Nieuwe-Yangprijs for his debut Conversaties met K. Following that debut he wrote amongst others Bezoek onze kelders, De postbode (NCR-Prijs), Het is niet ernstig, mon amour (Prijs voor Letterkunde of the province Vlaams-Brabant), Acacialaan (longlist AKO Literatuurprijs) and Mijnheer Sjamaan. In 2005 his highly-praised poetic debut Fijne motoriek was published. Peeters has won the prestigious F. Bordewijkprijs 2010 for his novel 'The Flowers'. The prize goes to the writer of the best fictional novel in Dutch. Peeters is also in the running for the AKO-Literature Prize.