Margriet de Moor (born 1941) debuted in 1988 with the collection of stories, "Op de rug gezien" (Seen From Behind), followed by three novellas in one volume, "Dubbelportret" (Double Portrait, 1989). These publications earned her the Lucy B. and C.W. van der Hoogt Prize in 1990. Her highly praised first novel, "Eerst grijs dan wit dan blauw" (First Grey, Then White, Then Blue, 1990) won her the AKO Literature Prize, for which "De virtuoos" (The Virtuoso, 1993) was also nominated. She has since published successful novels such as "Hertog van Egypte" (The Duke of Egypt, 1996) and "Zee-binnen" (The Sea Road, 1999).