Lize Spit (b. 1988) lives in Brussels. She has a MA in Screenwriting and has taught writing at the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels. Her debut novel THE MELTING was published in 2016 and sold 220,000 copies in The Netherlands and Belgium. It was chosen as NRC Book of the Year and translation rights sold in fifteen countries. A film adaptation followed. Her second novel, I’M NOT HERE, was published in late 2020 and has been nominated for the Libris Prize and the Jean Monnet European Literature Prize. She has been chosen to write the 2023 Boekenweekgift, the prestigious Dutch Book Week gift book which was published on 11 March 2023.